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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. 
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  • Alexandre Gustave Eiffel was a French civil engineer and architect. A graduate of the École...  more
  • Captain James Buchanan Eads was a world-renowned American civil engineer and inventor, holding...  more
  • Jörg Schlaich (born 1934) is a German structural engineer and is known internationally for his...  more
  • Peter Rice

    Peter Rice was an Irish structural engineer. Born in 52 Castle Road, Dundalk in County Louth,...  more
  • Fazlur Rahman Khan was a Bangladeshi-American structural engineer and architect who initiated...  more
  • Isambard Kingdom Brunel, FRS, was an English mechanical and civil engineer who built...  more

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  • Robert "Bob" Shaw (31 December 1931 – 11 February 1996) was a science fiction writer and fan...  more
  • Santiago Calatrava Valls is a Spanish neofuturistic architect, structural engineer, sculptor...  more
  • Lynn S. Beedle

    Dr. Lynn S. Beedle was an American structural engineer, the founder and the director of the...  more
  • Fritz Leonhardt (12 July 1909 – 30 December 1999) was a German structural engineer who made...  more
  • Othmar Hermann Ammann was a Swiss-American structural engineer whose designs include the...  more
  • Félix Candela Outeriño was Spanish-Mexican architect known for his significant role in the...  more
  • Hardy Cross (1885 – 1959) was an American structural engineer and the developer of the moment...  more
  • Dr Edmund Cadbury Hambly (28 September 1942 – 28 March 1995) was a British structural...  more
  • Cecil Balmond OBE is a Sri Lankan–British designer, artist, and writer. In 1968 Balmond joined...  more
  • Eduardo Torroja y Miret, was a Spanish structural engineer, pioneer in the design of concrete...  more
  • Émile Nouguier was a French civil engineer and architect. He is famous for co-designing the...  more
  • Frei Paul Otto was a German architect and structural engineer noted for his use of lightweight...  more
  • Pier Luigi Nervi was an Italian engineer. He studied at the University of Bologna and...  more
  • John Ochsendorf is a structural engineer and historian of construction; since 2002 he has been...  more
  • Maurice Koechlin was a Swiss structural engineer....  more
  • Eugène Freyssinet was a French structural and civil engineer. He was the major pioneer of...  more
  • Professor Sir Edmund Happold, better known as Ted Happold, was a structural engineer and...  more
  • Sir Ove Nyquist Arup, CBE, MICE, MIStructE, known as Ove Arup, was an Anglo-Danish engineer...  more
  • Michael P. Collins is a Canadian structural engineer whose research is concerned with the...  more