Mauro Overend, United Kingdom

The IABSE Prize honours a Member early in his or her career for an outstanding achievement in the field of structural engineering, in Research, Design or Construction. IABSE presents the 2013 IABSE Prize to Mauro Overend, UK, “for pushing the boundaries in the structural use of glass in façade design, and for related research”.

Overend has a leading, international reputation in the field of structural glass. After working as a structural and façade engineer on a number of notable buildings he returned to full-time teaching and research. He now coordinates the Glass and Façade Technology Research Group at Cambridge University undertaking fundamental, application-driven and interdisciplinary research using his knowledge as a designer of “cutting-edge” façades and other glass structures. More information..