Glen Fowlie has an entrepreneurial spirit that he takes into each project he is appointed. With engineering experience between New Zealand and Australia, Glen plays a critical leadership role at TTW, as Technical Director. His expertise has been sought after by market-leading architects and buildings firms.
He has taken lead on many significant and iconic projects for TTW such as the technically complex award-winning Wynyard Walk – to date, one of TTW’s most complex structural designs – and Westmead Millennium Institute, which was awarded Architecture Australia’s most prestigious awards – the Sulman Medal in 2015.
Glen’s pragmatic approach has seen him develop his career across various project sectors including healthcare, transportation, residential, commercial, public buildings, marine and education.
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After working in this industry for over 12 years – what keeps you motivated?
Learning something new every day. Every new project presents a challenge and I love working with some of the best engineers in the industry.
What’s a key success that you adopt in your work?
Always foster strong relationships on projects, and continue to give even when not receiving anything in return. If you surround yourself with good people, you can achieve anything.
Tell us about a time where you took the lead on a difficult project.
Wynyard Walk was the very definition of a difficult project. The site was a highly constrained environment that demanded innovative heavy engineering solutions and an understanding of the speciality construction techniques employed to excavate under existing buildings. My role leading the structural design required a continuous navigation through the project complexities and guiding the team from the seemingly impossible to the ‘almost impossible’.