Welcoming two new Associates in the Manchester Studio
It’s a warm welcome to our two new Associates who have joined our structural engineering side of the business in our 40 strong Manchester Studio team led by Directors James Bruce and Paul Morris. Yousaf Hussain and Richard Dowdall have both joined the practice during the lockdown period. They will be working on our projects in the North West and across the UK, collaborating with colleagues in our three other studios in Leeds, London and Glasgow.
Yousaf joins the company having previously worked for Buro Happold and BDP on projects such as Hanover House, the Grade II listed high profile building in Manchester and the School of Digital Arts. Richard spent a number of years in London working for AKTII, then moved to Manchester to help set up their Manchester presence. He has previously worked on projects for the Great London Estates as well as the likes of British Land, U+I, Urban & Civic, Bloomberg and Native Land and was keen to join Civic Engineers so he could work on their growing portfolio of interesting, often challenging projects.
Manchester Director, James Bruce, commented, “It is great to welcome both Richard and Yousaf to the practice. Over the last few months we have begun working on increasing numbers of high profile, complex structural, mixed use projects such as the Mayfield development, Rutland Mills in Wakefield and Springfield Gardensin Liverpool. As we stated when we launched our Climate Charter recently, we have always pursued a sustainable design agenda but this is now more important than ever before, and wherever we can, we strongly believe in a ‘Retrofirst’ approach to the re-use of buildings. Taking this approach means the structural engineering challenges we face can be very difficult, so to have Richard and Yousaf join us as Associates, means they bring with them a wealth of technical and project experience in these areas. They will also be instrumental in helping to develop the younger members of our team.”