Hanif Kara is a practicing structural engineer and Professor in Practice of Architectural Technology at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. His particular “design-led” approach and interest in innovative form, sustainable construction and complex analysis methods have allowed him to work on pioneering projects, and under his leadership the practice has won over 250 design awards including the RIBA Stirling Prize for the Peckham Library, London, in 2000, and for the Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge, in 2012, as well as the RIBA Lubetkin Prize for the UK Pavilion at Shanghai Expo in 2010. Hanif was on the steering committee of AKAA for the last cycle. Hanif has also edited Design Engineering, a retrospective of AKT’s first decade, which was published in 2008, and was followed by Design Engineering Refocused in 2016. He has also contributed to many publications and exhibitions relating to design and the role of engineering.