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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:

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  1. Baus, Ursula / Schlaich, Mike (2007): Footbridges. Construction, Design, History. Birkhäuser, Basel (Switzerland), ISBN 978-3764381394, pp. 255.
  2. Schlaich, Mike / Goldack, Arndt (2017): The World’s Footbridges for Berlin. 76 Footbridge Design Ideas for Six Locations in the City of Berlin . jovis, Berlin (Germany), ISBN 978-3868594881, pp. 288.
  3. Sarkisian, Mark / Schlaich, Mike / Mathias, Neville / Stein, Michael / Draper, Powell / McCann, Jacob (2017): An International Arrival: The Collaborative Design of an Iconic Airport Footbridge. Presented at: Footbridge 2017 Berlin - Tell A Story, 6-8.9.2017, Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin).


  4. Schlaich, Mike / Goldack, Arndt (2017): Footbridge 2017 Berlin - Tell A Story. Conference Proceedings 6-8.9.2017 TU-Berlin. Chair of Conceptual and Structural Design, Fachgebiet Entwerfen und Konstruieren – Massivbau, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin (Germany), ISBN 978-3-9818968-0-0, pp. 432.


  5. Nier, Matthias / Schlaich, Mike (2016): Leicht und elegant - Die Plazaüberdachung des EY Headquarters in Luxemburg. In: Bundesingenieurkammer (2016): Ingenieurbaukunst 2017. Ernst & Sohn, Berlin (Germany), ISBN 9783433031674, pp. 96-103.
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