Mark Whitby


Civil Engineer

Mark In 1983, Whitby co-founded with Bryn Bird engineering partnership Whitby & Bird, who had also worked at Harris & Sutherland. Notable projects included over 25 bridges in the UK and Italy, and the British Embassies in Dublin, Sana and Berlin. He developed a media profile and consulted widely on engineering issues for TV and radio. In this period, he also co-founded energy consultant Element Energy. In August 2007, whitbybird (the partnership had become a company) merged with Danish engineering group Ramboll and was rebranded Ramboll whitbybird. In 2009 it became Ramboll. Before he left, Mark was director responsible for the company’s commission to undertake engineering services for the extension Tate Modern (architect Herzog de Meuron). Between 2010 and 2016, Whitby was a director of structural engineering consultancy Davies Maguire + Whitby. He also co-founded Whitby & Mohajer Engineers (WME) in Dubai in 2011 with structural engineer Peyman Mohajer. In 2016, he set up the London office of WME with co-director Sebastian Wood. The practice became Whitby Wood in 2017. Mark served as a Member of Council at the Institution of Civil engineers (ICE) from 1993-1996. In 1998, he became the ICE’s Vice President (Education), then served as President from 2001-2002. Some of Mark’s projects include the British Antartic Survey, Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Lancaster Millennium Bridge, The Hepworth Wakefield and the Tate Modern extension.

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