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

Institution of Structural Engineers, London, Fellow
Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

acatech - National Academy of Science and Engineering, Germany
IABSE-International Association for Bridge & Structural Engineering
IASS International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures
FIB - International Federation for Structural Concrete
Colegio de Ingenieros CCP, Madrid
SIA - Schweizer Ingenieur- und Architektenverein


Medalla de ACHE, A Coruña, 2017

Deutscher Ingenieurbaupreis 2016, footbridge Rathenow, Germany
Gold Medal by The Institution of Structural Engineers, London, 2015
Ingenieurpreis des Deutschen Stahlbaues 2015 for 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, Berlin

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)

Lenné-Triangle in Berlin



Max and Moritz Residential Towers in Berlin

Exenterhaus Bochum

Tensegrity Tower at Rostock Fair

Ardex Tower in Witten


Roofs and Façades

Tram Stop at Berlin Main Train Station
Cable nets and grid shells for Málaga Airport

Palacio de Comunicaciones in Madrid
Membrane structures for Estadio Olímpico and Arena Vista Allegre (movable) in Madrid

Foil cushion roof (moveable) 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, Rostock

highway bridges in Geel, Ingolstadt, Léon
railway bridges for German Railways

major bridges such as Second Vivekananda Bridge Kolkata (check engineering) and cable-stayed bridges like Ting Kau Bridge Hong Kong and Yamuna Bridge New Delhi


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