Cambridge AWiSE member – Azu Hatch CEng MIMechE AMIOA
I am a chartered holistic building design engineer, STEM ambassador, wife and mother. I have a background in mechanical services (air conditioning, ventilation, heating) with a specialism in acoustics and a keen interest in sustainability.
I spent my formative professional years at Arup and Arup Acoustics in London, Edinburgh and Melbourne – a recruitment agent once spent 5 minutes on the phone marvelling at how anyone could be at the same company for 16 years! More recently I have been a project engineer at University of Cambridge spin off company Breathing Buildings, who design and make low energy natural ventilation systems. Last year, circumstances forced me into going self-employed, and at Cambridge Architectural Research I have found myself back surrounded by some of the greatest brains around. I contribute to projects ranging from architecture, structure, seismic risk and energy use, producing CAD drawings, report input and analyses of data.