2017 Annual General Meeting Keynote Presentation: A Unique Structural Engineering Perspective

Date: March 1, 2017

Presenter: Sam Price, MA FREng FICE FIStructE HonFRIBA, Founding Member of Price & Myers, London, UK

Sam Price is a Consultant and Founder Member of the esteemed structural engineering firm Price & Myers. An ex-Arup engineer, Sam co-founded his own practice in 1978.

Regarded internationally as a leading engineer, Sam is very much the master craftsman known to leave his distinctive stamp on everything he touches. Sam is a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Institution of Civil Engineers, and the Royal Academy of Engineering. He has taught regularly at Cambridge University and at the Architectural Association in London.

In his keynote address, Sam talked about Price & Myers’ unique perspective on structural engineering…

Price & Myers projects cover an unusually wide range – both in size and type. The firm’s diverse portfolio displays an amazing contrast of aesthetics and outstanding structures together with latest technology and traditional crafts, applied to everything from outstanding modern designs to the refurbishment of ancient monuments – all done with a class of signature Sam Price influence.

Sam’s notable works range from the ultra-elegant expressive form of the new Bishop Edward King Chapel at Oxfordshire; through the creation of a modern landmark from the ancient ruins at Astley Castle in Warwickshire; via a classic three-storey residence with its dramatic grand staircase in Queens Drive London; to the breathtaking 55m stainless steel Meads Reach Footbridge in Bristol – all simply stunning. He embraces ‘new build’, restoration and adaptations; each treated attentively with an apparent simplicity that often belies the complex engineering lurking beneath propelled by a unique Perspective best described as: curious, thoughtful and rigorous, from first principles, creating sophisticated construction solutions integrating structural mechanics and architectural design with scientific knowledge and techniques from diverse fields including aerospace engineering, computer programming, and digital manufacture.

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