Jane Wernick
Jane Wernick 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 practices many notable and award-winning projects are the Young Vic Theatre, London; the treetop walkway at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; the Living Architecture Houses; and many listed building refurbishments. You can see their work at
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, engineers HRW. Jane has taught at many schools, including Harvards 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 the Edge, and Building Futures, for which she edited the book, Building Happiness – Architecture to Make You Smile.