About StructureMode

StructureMode were founded in 2007 by Chartered Structural Engineer Geoff Morrow to promote and apply the power of intelligent structural engineering to design sustainable, low-carbon, cost efficient and beautiful structures.

Geoff has designed hundreds of complex historic refurbishments and large new-build developments for public and private clients, in the residential, commercial and arts sectors. In addition, he has designed many temporary pavilions, and helped designers deliver public sculptures, bespoke staircases and furniture.

StructureMode are structural engineers founded in 2007 by Chartered structural engineer Geoff Morrow to promote and apply the power of intelligent structural engineering and creative ideas to improve design and produce thoughtful, efficient, innovative and beautiful structures.

Geoff Morrow

MEng CEng MIStructE
Founder and Director

MEng Civil Engineering (1994)
Chartered Engineer (1998)


Geoff Morrow founded StructureMode in 2007, driven by his passion for beautiful and intelligent engineering to create structures that are full of wonder. He has 28 years’ experience designing and delivering a broad range of bespoke refurbishment and large new-build projects across many sectors and regions of the world.

Geoff is also a sculptor – click here to see some of his work. He introduces creative ideas into his engineering projects, influencing the design to promote better dialogue between the architecture and engineering. This approach has led to more sustainable, better value and beautiful buildings.

Renowned for design of complex structures, Geoff’s articulate communication and clear understanding of the client’s design intent, combined with his knowledge of what can be achieved structurally, makes him an invaluable and powerful force on any design team.

Geoff also has considerable experience designing projects in the Global South, using local materials to make robust, comfortable and cost efficient buildings.

Geoff has trained many graduate structural engineers and helped some achieve Chartered status, all of whom have gone on to leading roles and even forming their own practices. We’re immensely proud of them all.

Research is another passion. Geoff has conducted practice-based research to investigate: fabric-formed concrete, tensegrity systems, and compression-only structures. He has published peer-reviewed research papers in the IASS conference proceedings at MIT in 2018. The knowledge and understanding gained from this research was applied to several award-winning built projects including: a tensegrity pavilion and Bomnong L’Or.

Geoff is an Industry Partner with the University of Cambridge Doctoral Training : Resilience in a Changing World (FIBE2 CDT), and he is a Partner on a University of Bath research project entitled ‘Healthy Housing for Displaced People.

Geoff has lectured and tutored students at many architectural and engineering schools, including UCL Arts & Sciences, Cambridge, Bartlett, Westminster, Bath, Queen’s University Belfast and Sheffield.

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.