Melbourne School of Design –  Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning,  The University of Melbourne

Jane Wernick

Jane Wernick Associates, Consulting Engineers, London

Engineering Delight – collaborations on projects to make you smile

Tuesday 3 August

Singing Ringing Tree - Musical Sculpture for Burnley's Panoptican - Burnley, UK

Jane Wernick, one of the masterminds behind London’s Millennium Wheel, will give an intimate and engaging insight into her extraordinary engineering projects and consultative practice.

‘The talk will describe how structural engineering solutions for our projects are developed as a result of a series of conversations between us, the client, and the other members of the design team,’ Jane says. It will focus on a number of projects which ‘bring delight’ to those who experience them, and will describe how the structural designs evolved.

Jane Wernick (FREng Hon FRIBA FRSA CEng FIStructE FICE) is a structural engineer who likes to collaborate with architects and other designers on any project that gives delight. She worked for Ove Arup & Partners for almost two decades, where her most notable project was the Millennium Wheel. She now directs Jane Wernick Associates, the London-based practice she established in 1998. The award-winning firm is responsible for an extensive portfolio of buildings, bridges, sculptures and furniture, for local and international clients. Recent projects include: Xstrata Treetop Walkway, Kew (with Marks Barfield Architects); The Möller Centre, Cambridge (with dsdha); St. Mary’s School, Cambridge (with McAslan Architects); OKHTA Tower, St. Petersburg (with NewTecnics); South London Gallery – new extension and education building (with 6a Architects); BBC Scotland, Glasgow (with DCA).

To coincide with the lecture, an exhibition of selected projects by Jane Wernick will be on display in the Wunderlich Gallery, Architecture Building, 2 to 8 August.

Date: Tuesday 3rd August, 7pm-8pm

Venue: Carrillo Gantner Theatre,  Basement, Sidney Myer Asia Centre,  The University of Melbourne

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