StructureMode was founded in 2007 by structural engineer Geoff Morrow to collaborate with architects, developers, artists and designers on thoughtful and creative projects. Our approach is to pursue safe, sustainable and efficient design for carefully thought-out and innovative structures. At the same time we undertake ground-breaking engineering and materials research.
Our work includes large new-build structures and, often complex, refurbishments for public and private residential, retail, arts & education, commercial, entertainment and humanitarian projects. We made our name with cool stuff such as temporary structures, sculpture, bespoke staircases and furniture (and we still love doing this). We are world leaders in fabric formwork and lightweight tensile and tensegrity structures. Our clients also keep us busy with new new social housing and mixed-use developments, basements for existing buildings and sensitive interventions on historic and listed buildings.
We are actively engaged in engineering research, conducting practice based research and as Industry Partners with the University of Cambridge on the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Infrastructure and Built Environment: Resilience in a Changing World (FIBE2 CDT).
We use Revit for BIM projects, or otherwise AutoCAD, Rhino and Sketchup. Analysis and optimisation is executed using Oasys GSA and Grasshopper, and connections are designed using IDEA StatiCa. These modelling and design tools help us develop more efficient, integrated and elegant structures.