StructureMode are London-based structural engineers with a passion for experimentation and making – turning concepts into reality.

We offer high quality and pro-active services on all our projects, collaborating with Architects and designers to introduce innovative and intelligent solutions driven by our enthusiasm for beautiful, sustainable and efficient design.

We use Revit for BIM projects and otherwise AutoCAD, Rhino or Bluebeam. Analysis and optimisation is executed using Oasys GSA and Grasshopper. These modelling tools help us develop more efficient, integrated and elegant structural solutions.

We offer structural engineering design services in a broad range of sectors including private residential, housing development, retail, education, commercial, entertainment, humanitarian, temporary structures, the arts and sculpture.

Our skills include the following:-

  • New build structures in steel, reinforced concrete, timber and masonry.
  • Refurbishment and structural alteration of all types of existing buildings.
  • New basements under existing buildings.
  • Historic and listed buildings – restoration and alteration.
  • Bespoke staircase, furniture and sculpture design.
  • Tensile fabric and cable-net structures.

Geoff Morrow

CEng, MIStructE, MEng
Founder and Director

Qualifications
MEng Civil Engineering (1994)
Chartered Engineer (1998)

Geoff Morrow started StructureMode in 2007, driven by his passion for beautiful design through an innovative and collaborative approach to structural engineering and materials. He has over 20 years experience designing and delivering a broad range of bespoke refurbishment and new build projects across many sectors, regions and scales.

Geoff has an excellent track record of sensitive refurbishment, new-build housing, retail developments, office buildings, bespoke element design, sculpture design and temporary structures. His articulate communication and clear understanding of the architectural design and aesthetic intent, combined with his knowledge of how to best realise it structurally, makes him a valuable and creative force on any design team.

As well as working on many projects in and around London, he has considerable experience designing international projects in developing countries, using local materials to make robust, comfortable and cost efficient buildings. He is an industrial partner on the EPSRC funded research project entitled ‘Health Housing For The Displaced’, led by Bath University.

Geoff leads and mentors his team at all levels, encouraging collaborative working and achieving accelerated career development. This has led to many engineers early attainment of chartered status and some have been recognised by professional awards, including the IStructE who commended one of our engineers for a Young Structural Engineering Professional Award.

He has led in-house research projects to investigate, test and analyse fabric-formed concrete, tensegrity systems and compression-only structures. The knowledge and understanding gained through this work has been applied to several live projects.

Geoff is also a sculptor working mainly with steel and stoneware. Many of his pieces integrate and challenge his structural engineering. His sculptures have been shortlisted for the 2014 V&A ‘Inspired by…’ competition, and exhibited at the ‘Shoreham Sculpture Trail’ hosted by the London Group, June 2017.

He often lectures and tutors students at many architectural and engineering schools, including Bath, Oxford Brookes, Westminster, Sheffield and the Bartlett.

John Hurle

CEng, MICE, MEng
Associate

Qualifications
MEng Civil Engineering with Study in Continental Europe (2008)
Chartered Engineer (2014)

John is an Associate at StructureMode. He enjoys working with fantastic architects to deliver beautiful designs that bring joy.

After nearly ten years in construction, John has a holistic understanding of the industry having worked as structural engineer, client, contractor and in an architectural practice. In his career, he’s led residential projects from ~100k bedroom extensions to the £100m King’s Cross Zone W. He’s also worked on offices such as the £65m Four Kingdom Street, a 42-storey tower at Wood Wharf, a ~£800m housing association scheme in South London and a refurbishment for the Ministry of Sound. John was an integral part of the team that won a prestigious Structural Award in 2014, for Pulkovo Airport, St Petersburg; with the elements he designed featuring on the cover of the Structural Engineer magazine.

John is passionate about helping people become successful engineers and has started a blog to to raise awareness of the specialism, mentored students, advised engineers as they progress towards chartership and lectured at Imperial College and UCL.

We love to be involved in education to help encourage and inspire up-coming generations of Engineers and Architects. It often challenges us to think outside the box and allows us to help reset the relationship between engineering and architecture.

We believe good architecture and design can be made better through structural engineering. A philosophy we apply in all our practise.