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Centre for Digital Built Britain completed its five-year mission and closed its doors at the end of September 2022

This website remains as a legacy of the achievements of our five-year foundational journey towards a digital built Britain

Dr Michael H. Ramage is Reader in Architecture and Engineering in the Department of Architecture, where he founded and leads the Centre for Natural Material Innovation, Fellow and Vice Master of Sidney Sussex College, a Chartered Engineer, Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and a founding partner of Light Earth Designs. He studied geology and archaeology as an undergraduate, followed by architecture at MIT, and worked for engineering firm Conzett Bronzini in Switzerland prior to teaching and getting a PhD at Cambridge. His research is focused on developing low-energy materials systems in masonry, better housing in the developing world, plant-based replacements for plastics, and large-scale high-rise buildings in engineered timber and bamboo through natural material innovation. He teaches, researches and designs buildings, and receives research funding from the Leverhulme Trust, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the Royal Society, the British Academy, Centre for Digital Built Britain, and industry.

Reader in Architecture and Engineering