Mike Schlaich

German structural engineer.

Biographical Information

Name: Mike Schlaich
Born in 1960 in , Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA, North America
Son of
Place(s) of activity:
1979 - 1981

Studies in civil engineering at the University of Stuttgart (pre-diploma),

1981 - 1985

Studies in civil engineering at the Suisse Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich, Switzerland (Dipl.-Ing. ETH)

1985 - 1989

Assistant at the Institute of Computer Science at the ETH with Prof. Anderheggen

Promotion (Dr. sc.techn.) "Computerunterstützte Bemessung von Stahlbetonscheiben mit Hilfe von Fachwerkmodellen"

1990 - 1993

Structural Engineer with FHECOR, Madrid, Spain.

Since 1993

Structural Engineer with Schlaich Bergermann und Partner.

Since 1999

Partner with Schlaich Bergermann und Partner.

2000 - 2004

Lecturer at the University of Stuttgart class "Bauen mit Seilen" (building with cables).

Since 2004

Professor at the Technical University of Berlin, Civil Engineering Department

Since 2005

Certified checking engineer in Germany.

Structures and Projects

Participation in the following structures & large-scale projects:

structural engineer



  1. Nier, Mathias / Schlaich, Mike (2017): Die Plazaüberdachung des EY Headquarters in Luxemburg. In: ce/papers, v. 1, n. 1 (March 2017), pp. 61-74.

  2. Schlaich, Mike (2007): Design of Footbridges. In: International Journal of Space Structures, v. 22, n. 1 (March 2007), pp. 55-60.

  3. Cassinello, P. / Schlaich, M. / Torroja, J. A. (2010): Félix Candela. In memorian (1910-1997). From thin concrete shells to the 21st century's lightweight structures. Félix Candela. En memoria (1910-1997). Del cascarón de hormigón a las estructuras ligeras del s. XXI. In: Informes de la Construcción, v. 62, n. 519 (1 September 2010), pp. 5-26.

  4. Anagnostou, Georg / Schlaich, Michael (1990): Stress Fields for Nodes of Strut‐and‐Tie Models. In: Journal of Structural Engineering (ASCE), v. 116, n. 1 (January 1990), pp. 13-23.

  5. Goldack, Arndt / Meiselbach, Moritz / Schlaich, Mike (2016): Stress Ribbon Bridges: Mechanics of the Stress Ribbon on the Saddle. In: Journal of Bridge Engineering (ASCE), v. 21, n. 5 (May 2016), pp. 04015089.

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