Hanif Kara

Hanif combines Structural Engineering Practice with teaching, currently appointed as Professor in Practice of Architectural Technology at Graduate School of Design, Harvard. He is a fellow of RAE, RIBA, ICE, IStructE, RSA, on the board of trustees of the Architecture Foundation and served as a member of the Design for London Advisory Group to the Mayor of London.As Design Director and co-founder of AKT II his particular design-led approach and interest in innovative form, material uses, and complex analysis methods have allowed him to work on numerous award-winning, pioneering projects. He has also contributed to a number of widely published works including ‘Design Engineering’, 2008, a retrospective of AKT’s first decade, and ‘Interdisciplinary Design: New Lessons from Architecture and Engineering’, 2012, co-published with Harvard. Recently he edited ‘Deliverance of Design – making, mending and revitalising structures’, a look at the works of AKT II from 1996 – 2016. His most recent publications are ‘Design Engineering Refocused’ and the ‘Architecture of Waste’. Selected projects include Energy Centre-Olympic Park- London, Birmingham New Street Station 2015, Peckham Library- London, Bloomberg Headquarters- London, Central Park Bridge Olympics-London, The Francis Crick Institute- London, and The National Trust Headquarters- Swindon.