Aidan West

Graduate Engineer

I’m a graduate from the Structural Engineering and Architecture course at the University of Sheffield. Though quite a demanding course, it gave me a great deal of understanding and appreciation of architectural design in addition to my engineering education.

I’m fascinated by sustainability within the built environment, which is the reason that first attracted me to Civic and their sensitive and responsible approach to their designs and the impacts they make. I’m originally from the Peak District so it’s been great working with Civic on my first projects in a place I recognize.

When I’m not working, I’m usually outdoors. Having lived on both sides of the peak district, I’m a keen trail runner, climber and hiker. Having saved up to buy and (partially) convert my own campervan, touring occupies a lot of my weekends. Slinging a bouldering mat and a pair of trail shoes in the back when the Friday weather forecast looks promising gives me the freedom and thrill I love. During the week, I’m a keen member of the Chorlton Runners, working towards a PR for next year’s Manchester Marathon.

Here was a photo taken during an outdoor bouldering session in the Lake District. I found it impressive how difficult I can make it appear despite barely being a metre off the ground.

Aidan West