Director, Arup, Berlin, Germany; Board Member, Holcim Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland
Stuart Smith contributes to the themes of circular economy in the built environment, regenerative design, and the development of low-carbon buildings through active projects, research and thought leadership to clients and organisations. Working as a structural engineer for Arup, based in Berlin, he has been engaged in the design of some of the world’s most challenging building projects including CCTV with OMA in Beijing, the M+ Art Museum in Hong Kong, the Pérez Art Museum Miami with Herzog & de Meuron, and Chapultepec Uno in Mexico City with Taller-G. He has experimented with prototype buildings such as the Wikihouse; the world’s first open-source, digitally printed house, and the Circular Building (London) that explored the application of circular economy principles to the built environment. He is a member of the Board of the Holcim Foundation and is currently collaborating with David Chipperfield Architects and the Norman Foster Foundation on various projects, including the masterplan for the reconstruction of Kharkiv in Ukraine, amongst others. Smith is also the Global Circular Economy Skills Leader for Arup, implementing circular design at all levels across all scales and typology of project.