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Michael Ramage leads the Centre for Natural Material Innovation at Cambridge University. Trained as an architect and an engineer, he is a Reader in architecture and Engineering in the Department of Architecture, a fellow of Sidney Sussex College, and a founding partner of Light Earth Designs. He studied architecture at MIT, and worked for Conzett Bronzini in Switzerland prior to teaching at Cambridge. His current research is focused on developing low-energy structural materials and systems in masonry, better housing in the developing world and improved 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, and industry.


  • Structural Design
  • Masonry Spans
  • Earth Masonry Vaulting and Seismic Protection
  • Modified Timber and Tall Timber Construction
  • Bamboo
  • Energy Efficient Transitional and Permanent Housing
Professor of Architecture and Engineering
Fellow of Sidney Sussex College
Deputy Head of Department for Research
Director of Studies for Sidney Sussex College and St John's College
Dr Michael H. Ramage

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