Kevin Hares. Ramboll

Kevin Hares

Principal Structural Engineer, High Rises

T: +44 20 7631 5291

“"I always aim to seek innovative design solutions to marry technical excellence and efficiency while respecting the design ambitions of the design team and providing value to the client."”

Kevin Hares is a Senior Engineer within the Structures Group of Ramboll in the UK. He joined the practice in 2008 as a graduate engineer and became a Design Engineer in 2010. 

Kevin has worked on a variety of complex projects in the commercial, residential, aviation, medical, and arts sectors, often involving multiple Ramboll disciplines. His recent domestic experience has been within the delivery of 2 large commercial developments within the city. Internationally, Kevin's CV includes projects across Europe, Russia, Asia and the Middle East, most notably the design of Pulkovo airport terminal roof, and a high rise mixed-use development in Jakarta.

He recently spent 6 months as a consultant in the Ramboll headquarters in Denmark to deliver a new 16 storey medical research centre in the centre of Copenhagen in collaboration with Ramboll Denmark and India.

Kevin has developed a strong technical and analytical background in steel and concrete. His research into strengthened concrete was recognised with an award from the IStructE. He has gained specialist knowledge in long span and high rise structures, non-linear modelling, and international working. Kevin is a peer reviewer for the ICE proceedings journal on long span and aviation papers and has work published by the IABSE, IStructE and ICE. His projects have been recently recognised, with the IStructE Structural Awards winner Pulkovo Airport, and Moorgate Exchange, which won a Structural Steel Award.

Recent projects

Moorgate Exchange

Located next to Moorgate station, Moorgate Exchange is a modern architectural statement, providing a dynamic and high quality office space. Its steel frame enabled the use of large column free spans, creating virtually column free internal spaces

Pulkovo Airport

Work began on Pulkovo Airport in March 2008 to deliver Grimshaw’s winning architectural concept, whilst keeping the existing Pulkovo Airport fully functioning. As the lead design consultant, Ramboll helped to create a world leading airport terminal conforming to international best practice, in parallel with restrictive Russian standards.

The Maersk Tower, extension of the Panum Complex

The building with the eye-catching Maersk Tower is in many ways a research building beyond the usual. Requirements for flexibility and security have resulted in innovative solutions.

Miroslaw Balka installation, Tate Modern

Tate Modern, London's home of international modern art, is located in a converted power station. Its cavernous former Turbine Hall is 152m x 24m and 30m high, and is the venue for a series of large-scale installations. Miroslaw Balka is the tenth artist to contribute to The Unilever Series, creating a house-sized, light-tight walk-in box on stilts — a sensory deprivation experience.

We worked closely with Balka to finalise the structural design, taking into account a number of constraints, including the floor loading capacity and structural limits of the Turbine Hall. Balka requested that the temporary structure be minimal in detail and portable — the Tate remains open during most art construction works. Balka wanted visitors to be able to walk around the box as well as underne ...


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