Lewis Grive is a talented structural engineer who began his career in the UK, before moving to Australia in 2011. He joined TTW’s office in Canberra where he continues to develop his skills and delights in working on a diverse range of interesting and complex projects.
With a dynamic team in Canberra, Lewis is involved in all aspects of project delivery and has been integral in the success of important developments such as the new Australian Embassy in Bangkok, and the National Capital Private Hospital in Canberra.
Lewis adopts a philosophy of facing every day with a positive energy and attitude – an approach that he takes with him to every project.
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Why did you decide to become an engineer? What inspired you to become one?
For as long as I can remember, buildings and structures of all varieties have drawn my interest and attention. The differing geometry and materials and how they combine to form the landscape around us have fascinated me from an early age.
In your perspective, how do you think the industry is changing?
The emergence of timber for large-scale projects and new composite materials, in conjunction with modelling techniques and software power, make this a dynamic and exciting industry in which to work. There is always something new to learn, and the changing global political landscape means that we are approaching and viewing projects from a perspective that would not have been conceived of, even 10 to 15 years ago.
Best thing about being an engineer?
The best thing about being an engineer is the variety. Every project is different, and the day-to-day work doesn’t just involve sitting in an office. Each day provides opportunities to get out and talk to people, look at what’s around you and approach problems with a fresh perspective.
Top 3 projects you are working on at the moment
- Australian Parliament House security upgrade
- National Capital Private Hospital extension
- Australian Federal Police security enhancements