Cecilie Brandt-Olsen joined BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) in the beginning of 2017 to be part of the start-up of an in-house engineering department called BIG Engineering. Here she works as a structural engineer specialised in computational design. She holds a master degree in Architectural Engineering from The Technical University of Denmark and an MPhil in Digital Architectonics from The University of Bath.
The relationship between geometry and structural performance has been one of her main focus areas during her studies. She is passionate about non-standard projects with a need to improve existing workflows and develop innovative solutions using cutting edge technology. She has a keen interest in using parametric design approaches to make structural engineering an integral part of the early stage design and thereby enable more informed decisions to be made and structurally elegant solutions to evolve.
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