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TRENDING List of Famous Structural Engineers

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List of famous structural engineers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top structural engineers in the world? This includes the most prominent structural engineers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable structural engineers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic structural engineers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned structural engineers.

This list is made up of many different people, including James Buchanan Eads and Santiago Calatrava. Featuring famous architectural engineers of history and now, this list has it all. 

From reputable, prominent, and well known structural engineers to the lesser known structural engineers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the structural engineer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous structural engineers ever?" and "What are the names of famous structural engineers?" then you're in the right place. 
Gustave Eiffel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Structural Engineers
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Alexandre Gustave Eiffel was a French civil engineer and architect. A graduate of the École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures, he made his name with various bridges for the French railway network, most famously the Garabit viaduct. He is best known for the world-famous Eiffel Tower, built for the ...more

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Age: Died at 91 (1832-1923)

Birthplace: Dijon, France

Profession: Chemical engineer, Civil engineer, Designer, Structural engineer Engineer

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James Buchanan Eads is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Structural Engineers
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Captain James Buchanan Eads was a world-renowned American civil engineer and inventor, holding more than 50 patents. ...more

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Age: Died at 67 (1820-1887)

Birthplace: Lawrenceburg, Indiana, United States of America

Profession: Civil engineer, Inventor, Architect, Structural engineer Engineer

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Jörg Schlaich is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Structural Engineers
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Jörg Schlaich is a German structural engineer and is known internationally for his ground-breaking work in the creative design of bridges, long-span roofs, and other complex structures. He is a co-founder of the leading firm Schlaich Bergermann & Partner. ...more

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Age: 81

Birthplace: Kernen, Germany

Profession: Civil engineer, Structural engineer, Engineer

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Peter Rice is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Structural Engineers
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Peter Rice was an Irish structural engineer. Born in 52 Castle Road, Dundalk in County Louth, he spent his childhood between the town of Dundalk, and the villages of Gyles' Quay and Inniskeen. He was educated at the Queen's University of Belfast where he received his primary degree, and spent a year ...more

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Age: Died at 57 (1935-1992)

Birthplace: Dundalk, Republic of Ireland

Profession: Structural engineer, Engineer

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Fazlur Khan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Structural Engineers
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Fazlur Rahman Khan was a Bangladeshi-American structural engineer and architect who initiated important structural systems for skyscrapers. Considered the "father of tubular designs for high-rises, Khan was also a pioneer in computer-aided design. He is the designer of the Willis Tower, the ...more

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Age: Died at 53 (1929-1982)

Birthplace: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Profession: Civil engineer, Architect, Structural engineer, Engineer

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Isambard Kingdom Brunel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Structural Engineers
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Isambard Kingdom Brunel, FRS, was an English mechanical and civil engineer who built dockyards, the Great Western Railway, a series of steamships including the first propeller-driven transatlantic steamship and numerous important bridges and tunnels. His designs revolutionised public transport and ...more

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Age: Died at 53 (1806-1859)

Birthplace: Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Profession: Civil engineer, Architect, Structural engineer, Engineer

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Bob Shaw is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Structural Engineers
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Robert "Bob" Shaw was a science fiction writer and fan from Northern Ireland, noted for his originality and wit. He won the Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer in 1979 and 1980. His short story "Light of Other Days" was a Hugo Award nominee in 1967, as was his novel The Ragged Astronauts in 1987. ...more

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Age: Died at 65 (1931-1996)

Birthplace: Belfast, United Kingdom

Profession: Journalist, Novelist, Writer, Structural engineer

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Santiago Calatrava is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Structural Engineers
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Santiago Calatrava Valls is a Spanish neofuturistic architect, structural engineer, sculptor and painter. He has offices in New York City, Doha, and Zürich, where he now resides. ...more

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Age: 64

Birthplace: Benimàmet, Valencia

Profession: Designer, Architect, Structural engineer, Engineer

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