Jane Wernick

The 10th Goldstein Lecture in Architecture, Engineering, and Science: Commodity, Firmness and Delight: An Engineer's Response

Jane will talk about how she sees collaboration between the architect, client and all the members of the design team as the key to developing designs that not only perform well and meet the brief, but also bring delight to those who experience them.  She will talk about projects that she has worked on, and the process by which the ideas were developed.

Jane Wernick

Jane Wernick CBE FREng Hon FRIBA FIStructE FICE is a structural engineer who likes to work on projects that give delight.  With Arup from 1976-1998, she started and ran their Los Angeles office from 1986-88.  Her most notable Arup project was the Millennium Wheel.

In 1998 she founded Jane Wernick Associates (JWA).  Among the practice’s many notable projects are the Young Vic Theatre, London; the treetop walkway at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; and the Living Architecture Houses. In 2015 Jane stepped back from running the business in order to concentrate on engineering and broader industry issues.  JWA is now part of a firm with a similar ethos, engineersHRW.

Jane has taught at many schools, including Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, the Mackintosh School of Architecture and the Architectural Association.  She won the 2013 CBI First Woman of the Built Environment Award.  She is a member of Design Council CABE’s Design Review Panel, the Edge, and Building Futures, for which she edited the book, ‘Building Happiness – Architecture to Make You Smile’.