Jane Wernick CBE FREng Hon FRIBA FIStructE FICE is a structural engineer who likes to work on projects that give delight. With Arup from 1973-1998, she started and ran their Los Angeles office from 1986-88. Her most notable Arup project was the Millennium Wheel.
In 1998 she founded Jane Wernick Associates. Projects include the Young Vic Theatre; the treetop walkway at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; the Living Architecture Houses; and many institutional, cultural and public realm projects. You can see their work at www.wernick.eu.com. In 2015 Jane stepped back from running the business in order to concentrate on engineering and broader industry issues. Her practice was incorporated into engineersHRW, a firm with a similar ethos.
Jane has taught at many schools, including Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, the Mackintosh and the Architectural Association. She won the 2013 CBI First Woman of the Built Environment Award. She serves on the Design Review panels of Design Council CABE, Design South East, and Camden. She is on the Council of the Architectural Association and a member of the multidisplinary think tank, the Edge. She was a member of RIBA Building Futures steering panel, for which she edited, ‘Building Happiness – Architecture to Make You Smile’.