Sir Philip Dowson

Bringing design and engineering together

Sir Philip Dowson founding partner with Derek Sugden of Arup Associates in 1963, describes how his father’s love of wood inspired him and describes his early years making things. He studied engineering at Cambridge and joined Arup in 1953. He talks about the reasons for starting Arup Associates and how teams were built around projects. The film also looks at some Arup Associates projects completed after his retirement. Sir Philip died on 22 August 2014 at the age of 90.

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