Neil McClelland is a lateral thinking designer and building envelope specialist. A Chartered Professional Engineer and MBA accredited, Neil specialises in building façade work and investigating material science and has produced numerous world-wide publications. After working for Arup in London and HOK in New York, Neil now leads the rapidly growing Façade division at TTW.
After completing 300 plus projects all over the globe; Neil is adept at delivering smart façade engineering solutions. His work has diversified across commercial, retail, residential, hotels, hospitals, public buildings, airport terminals, transport interchanges, government, education, interior fit-out and balustrades.
Some of Neil’s most notable work includes the Harlem Hospital NYC, New Songdo City in Korea, Harvard Art Museum, New Parliamentary Building in London, Qantas Domestic Terminal in Sydney and the Australian National Maritime Museum’s Warship Pavilion, to name a few.
- Most Notable Projects
Having worked overseas, what trends do you see in Façade engineering?
I think construction is a conservative industry – the materials we use have been around for 20+ years, for good reason seeing that buildings are in place for decades and centuries. I think it is how it is constructed that is interesting. Façade is about bringing all competing elements of architecture, engineering, cost and construction together into a final, aesthetic solution which is different for each project.
What brought you to TTW?
After working at Arup, HOK and Aurecon I wanted a local company that had a strong focus on technical excellence. TTW lives and breathes this – all the Directors are billable and enjoy getting into the nit and grit of technical design. They all inspire the workplace by passionately pursuing engineering.