Mike Schlaich

Personal Profile

Mike Schlaich has been partner at schlaich bergermann partner since 1999 and has been professor and chair of ” Entwerfen und Konstruieren – Massivbau ” at the Technical University of Berlin since 2004. He is also a certified checking engineer for structural analysis. Schlaich completed his studies and dissertation at the ETH Zurich.

As managing director of schlaich bergermann partner, Mike Schlaich was responsible for award-winning projects such as the Ting Kau cable-stayed bridge in Hong Kong, pedestrian bridges in Rathenow, Oberhausen, Sassnitz, Leer and Greifswald, as well as road and rail bridges in Geel, Ingolstadt and Léon. Examples of his extraordinary designs can be seen all over the world. As part of his collaboration with internationally renowned architects, Mike Schlaich has won numerous national and international awards in recent years, including the German Bridge Construction Award, the Balthasar Neumann Award and the German Engineering Award. In 2016, he was awarded the Gold Medal of the “Institution of Structural Engineers, London”, and in 2021 the Anton Tedesko Medal of the “International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering”.

As a specialist in lightweight structures, Mike Schlaich is a strong advocate of the holistic, conceptual design approach, which assigns more responsibility to the engineer and a greater contribution to building culture. He thus pursues the concept of improving the quality of life through ecological, functional, and aesthetic aspects and through high-quality structures. His curiosity as a scientist and practitioner drives him to always look beyond the horizon and seek new possibilities, designing a holistic approach wherever possible.

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Memberships

• Institution of Structural Engineers, London, Fellow
• Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
• acatech – Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften
• IABSE-International Association for Bridge & Structural Engineering
• IASS – International Association of Shell and Spatial Structures
• FIB – International Federation for Structural Concrete 
• Colegio de Ingenieros CCP, Madrid
• SIA – Schweizer Ingenieur- und Architektenverein

Awards

• Deutscher Brückenbaupreis 2020 für den Steg TRUMPF, Ditzingen

• Medalla de ACHE, A Coruña, 2017

• Deutscher Ingenieurbaupreis 2016 für Fußgängerbrücke Rathenow

• Gold Medal by The Institution of Structural Engineers, London, 2015

• Ingenieurpreis des Deutschen Stahlbaues 2015 für die Überdachung Ausfahrt KundenCenter, Autostadt Wolfsburg

• Deutscher Brückenbaupreis 2014 für die Gänsebachtalbrücke

• Deutscher Brückenbaupreis 2010 für die Fußgängerbrücke Sassnitz

• Balthasar-Neumann-Preis 2008 für Monumento 11M, Madrid

• Ingenieurbau-Preis 1998 für Glacisbrücke Ingolstadt

• Schinkelpreis 1992 für Fußgängerbrücke über die Spree in Berlin

Porsche Pavilion Autostadt Wolfsburg
© HG Esch
Tram Stop at Berlin Main Train Station
Footbridge TRUMPF
L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped (Project for Paris, France)
© 2019 Christo | Photo: André Grossmann
Yamuna Bridge at Wazirabad
© sbp/Mathias Widmayer