Mike Schlaich

Prof. Dr. sc.techn.

Always trying to contribute to Baukultur, even for ordinary tasks.

Personal Data

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA in 1960

Graduation and dissertation from ETH Zurich

Joined schlaich bergermann partner in 1993


Partner since 1999

Managing Director


Certified proof checking engineer for structural analysis

Professor at TU Berlin, Chair of Conceptual and Structural Design

Professional Societies

Baden-Württemberg Chamber of Engineers

IASS International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures

Colegio de Ingenieros CCP, Madrid

fib - International Federation for Structural Concrete

Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities


Gold Medal by The Institution of Structural Engineers, London, 2015
Ingenieurpreis des Deutschen Stahlbaues 2015 category buildings, winner: Canopy for exit of customer center of Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany
Deutscher Brückenbaupreis 2014 for Railway Bridge Gänsebachtal
Deutscher Brückenbaupreis 2010 for footbridge at Sassnitz harbor
Balthasar-Neumann-Preis 2008 for M11 Memorial in Madrid
Ingenieurbau-Preis 1998 for Glacis Bridge Ingolstadt
Schinkelpreis 1992 for footbridge across the river Spree

Selected Projects


Stainless steel monocoque Pavilion for Porsche in Wolfsburg,

Horrem "Station Green" for German Railways (DB), Porsche in Leipzig and Audi in Ingolstadt, Control Center for German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen, extension of Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus (check engineering) and Lenné-Triangle in Berlin



Max and Moritz Residential Towers in Berlin, Exenterhaus Bochum, Tower at the Rostock Fair


Roofs and Façades

Cable nets and grid shells for Malaga Airport, Höfe am Brühl and Paunsdorf Center in Leipzig, Palacio de Comunicaciones in Madrid, membrane structures for Estadio Olímpico and Arena Vista Allegre in Madrid, foil cushion roof in Duisburg, cable suspended glass roof for the Heilbronn city lightrail, wooden barrel roof for Rostock Fair, steel sculpture, the Mastaba (Project for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates) by Christo and Jeanne-Claude



Footbridges in Rathenow, Oberhausen, Sassnitz, Leer, Greifswald and Rostock, highway bridges in Geel, Ingolstadt and Léon, railway bridges for DB, major bridges such as the Second Vivekananda Bridge in Kolkata (check engineering) and cable-stayed bridges like the Ting Kau Bridge in Hong Kong and the Yamuna Bridge in Delhi


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