A former associate partner at Ove Arup, Ian Liddell joined Buro Happold in 1976. His long-term interest in shell and tensile structures has been expressed in a number of landmark projects, including the Diplomatic Club in Riyadh. Now partner in charge of major projects, Liddell's professional qualifications include MICE and FIStructE as well as fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineers.
He may have begun his working life designing guidance systems for Marconi, but since Paul Westbury moved to Buro Happold in 1991 he has specialised in cutting edge structures like Stuttgart's 21 Station and the National Ladies Pavilion in Abu Dhabi. In 1995 Westbury became group director- special structures.
Since joining Buro Happold three years ago from the Nicholson Jones Partnership Dawood Pandor has specialised in steel and fabric structures. His year as assistant site engineer at Greenwich involved responsibility for steelwork design and erection analyses for the all-important cable net during fabric installation.
During his 12 years with Buro Happold senior engineering technician Gary Dagger has worked in Riyadh and Berlin as well as Leeds and head office in Bath. Currently involved in the detailing of a fabric roof for the Hampshire cricket club, Dagger also worked on the Butlin Skyline pavilions.