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27 February 2011
Tanya de Hoog
The IDBE course team is delighted to announce that the Royal Academy of Engineering has appointed structural engineer Tanya de Hoog as a Visiting Teaching Fellow to the IDBE masters course at the University of Cambridge.
Tanya, herself a graduate of the course, is a Principal of the international structural engineering design consultancy Thornton Tomasetti, and founding co-director of the London office. She is a Chartered Engineer and member of the Institution of Structural Engineers. As a dynamic rising international leader in engineering design for the built environment, Tanya will be an inspiring role model for current IDBE students.
Tanya will attend IDBE course weeks over the two year appointment and spend time in direct contact with students on the course. She will present lectures on leadership and contemporary practice, will mentor individual students, supervise student assignments, and set and review studio design projects.
The Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment (IDBE) masters course has been run jointly by the Departments of Engineering and Architecture at the University of Cambridge since 1994. The two year, part-time course takes around 25 students each year, all of whom have a good honours degree in a relevant discipline and at least three years (and often much more) professional experience in the built environment. The students are from all built environment professions. The course is structured across two years such that each cohort also meets and works with the cohorts before and after their own; therefore each individual student has the opportunity to make connections with up to 74 others. The current age range is 24 to 64, and students fly in for the course weeks from as far afield as Australia, America and South Africa. Many graduates of the course have gone on to senior positions in their firms, some have set up new companies with people they met on the course, and there has even been an IDBE wedding.
The course was established with the support of the Ove Arup Foundation. Other trusts subsequently lent valuable support. The IStructE Educational Trust and The Panasonic Trust regularly provide bursary support for suitably qualified candidates taking the course.
More information about the course can be found at www.idbe.org where you can also download the latest newsletters.
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