Professor Chris Wise began his career with Ove Arup and Partners, where he became Arup’s youngest Director in 1992. In 1999, he left Arup to co-found Expedition. Chris is widely known for hands-on engineering projects, both as design lead and also in close working collaboration with some of the world’s leading architects, including Richard Rogers, Renzo Piano, Michael Hopkins and Norman Foster.
Chris is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and a recipient of their prestigious individual honour, the Silver Medal. He is also a Past Master of the Royal Designers of Industry, as well as a Trustee of the Design Council. He writes and broadcasts on the theme of creative design in projects, and lectures widely to engineering and architectural students in the UK and abroad.
Chris is currently a Professor of Civil Engineering Design at University College London and was recently awarded Gold Medal awards by both the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) and Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE).