Peter Laidler BEng CEng MICE Director After five years working for Mott MacDonald and a further five years working in private practice, Peter founded the engineering design studio Structure Workshop.

Since its inception in 2004 the company has worked with many of London’s leading architects and designers and has developed a reputation for designing elegant and buildable structures employing a wide range of materials and construction processes.

As director Peter maintains responsibility for strategic planning and the overall conceptual design approach of the practice. He has personally contributed to many award-winning contemporary structures and installations and enjoys working collaboratively within multidisciplinary teams to develop creative structural solutions that augment the design intent.

Key Recent Projects
Homerton College Dining Hall, Cambridge (Feilden Fowles Architects) 2020
Nithurst Farm, Sussex (Adam Richards Architects) 2019
Bicameral at Chelsea barracks (Conrad Shawcross RA) 2019
BEng Civil Engineering (First Class Honours) 1991 Bristol University
Max Clayton MEng CEng MIStructE Senior Engineer Max graduated in Structural Engineering and Architecture from Sheffield University, obtaining a MEng and RIBA Part I. He then stayed on as a postgraduate research assistant in the Computational Mechanics and Design Department, co-authoring two papers, before joining Structure Workshop in 2016.

He has gained a wide variety of project experience, such as the renovation of historic buildings (Aircon House), exposed multi-storey steel frames (Clarnico Quay), sustainable timber design (Black Barn), and large-scale public artwork (The Interpretation of Movement).

Key Recent Projects
Clarnico Quay, Hackney Wick (Turner Works) 2020
Black Barn, Suffolk (Studio Bark) 2018
The Interpretation of Movement, St Pancras International (Conrad Shawcross RA) 2017

MEng RIBA Part I Structural Engineering and Architecture 2015 Sheffield University
Sophie Frith MEng CEng MIStructE Senior Engineer Sophie joined Structure Workshop in 2017 having previously worked as a design engineer for Heyne Tillett Steel in London and prior to that a sustainability advisor for KLH in Partridge, Australia.

Sophie is involved in several exciting projects that reflect her key interest in sustainable design and construction. These include a new timber framed dining hall for Homerton College at Cambridge University and a timber framed visitor centre for the National Trust at Winkworth Arboretum. Sophie is an active member of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network (STEMNET): an organisation focused on providing world-class education in these disciplines for all young people across the UK.

Key Recent Projects
Homerton College Dining Hall, Cambridge (Feilden Fowles Architects) 2020
Brockwell Park Community Gardens (Feilden Fowles architects) 2020
Winkworth Arboretum, Surrey (IPT Architects) 2019

MEng Civil and Structural Engineering (First Class Honours) 1991 Newcastle University
Donna Hay Studio Manager Donna was Head of Events for the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London for over ten years. Overseeing the demanding private and commercial events department of this internationally renowned arts centre, Donna was responsible for some of London’s most memorable events.

Her passion for food then led her to establish a thriving and much-loved street food business, creating artisanal wood fired pizza for both public and private events. A few years later, she sold the business and has since worked as a Studio Manager in the arts and architectural sector. She joined Structure Workshop as Studio Manager in November 2017. She has a keen eye for detail and is passionate about art, design and breadmaking.
Alastair Barnard MEng Project Engineer Alastair graduated in Civil Engineering from the University of Bath, obtaining a master’s degree with first class honours. Working closely with Architects throughout his degree, Alastair developed a keen interest in building structures, specialising in mathematical analysis and building materials.

Alastair joined Structure Workshop in 2018 having spent a year gaining early professional experience at Tony Gee and Partners. He has worked on a variety of building projects ranging from small retrofit schemes & extensions to a large masterplan scheme in Kilburn. Alastair has experience designing in all the main building materials with a keen focus on efficient, low carbon design.

Key Recent Projects
Carlton & Granville, Kilburn (Adam Khan Architects) 2020
Water Farm, Suffolk (Studio Bark) 2019
U-Build System, Various Projects (Studio Bark)

MEng Civil Engineering (First Class Honours) 2016 University of Bath
Joe Tompkins MEng BA Graduate Engineer Joe joined Structure Workshop in 2019 after graduating from the University of Cambridge. He has strong interests in timber design, environmental sustainability and parametric design tools. He has already worked on several projects at Structure Workshop, including large retrofit and new build projects.

For his master’s project, Joe worked with Smith & Wallwork Engineers and Niall Mclaughlin Architects to research the behaviour of a complex sweet chestnut roof structure in Oxford. The paper has been accepted for oral presentation at the World Conference of Timber Engineering, 2020 in Santiago, Chile.

Key Recent Projects
Wraxall Yard, Dorset (Clementine Blakemore Architects) 2020
Durham Wharf, London (Assemble) 2020
Green Templeton College Dining Hall (Feilden Fowles Architects) 2020

MEng Engineering (First Class Honours) 2019 University of Cambridge
Angelo Giuliano Structural BIM Technician After 15 years working as a Civil Engineer in Italy, Angelo arrived in UK to start his new career as a Structural BIM Technician. Since 2014, Angelo has worked with design teams in the development of graphical data (2D, 3D) and the scheduling of data to support design activities.

Angelo joined Structure Workshop in 2019 to implement Building Information Modelling (BIM). His knowledge in BIM combined with his experience in structural engineering has allowed for greater collaboration with members of the design team.

Key Recent Projects
Millom Ironworks, Cumbria (IDK Architects) 2020
Hibernia House, London (William Matthews Associates Architects) 2020
Studio Voltaire, Clapham, London (Matheson Whiteley Architects) 2019

MEng (Equiv.) in Civil Engineering 1998 Bologna University
Eugenie Sentucq BSc MEng MA Graduate Engineer Eugénie joined Structure Workshop in 2019 after graduating from the École Spéciale des Travaux Publics de Paris. Whilst studying engineering in Paris, she also began studying Architecture at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-La-Villette.

As part of her master thesis, Eugénie explored alternative hydraulic binders containing pozzolanic materials mixed with lime. Her interest in sustainability goes further as she was awarded second place for her essay on the topic of ‘climate change crisis demands radical change by all. How must structural engineers respond to the challenge?’ as part of the Kenneth Severn Award.

Key Recent Projects
Carlton and Granville, London (Adam Khan Architects) 2020
Cody Dock, London (Pup Architects) 2020

MEng Engineering 2017 École Spéciale des Travaux Publics de Paris
MA Architecture 2019 École Nationale Supérieure de Paris-La-Villette