Hélène HUANG


Helene Huang joined T/E/S/S as a structural engineer in 2018. She became an Associate in 2021 and currently leads projects involving structural as well as building envelope designs.

She graduated with a Diplôme d'Ingénieur at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées and a Master's degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Tokyo. She is also a Chartered Structural Engineer and a Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE).

She joined Foster + Partners' structural engineering team in 2012 in the London office. At Foster + Partners, she gained exposure to international projects and she made significant contributions to high-profile projects involving close coordination between all design disciplines. Her experience includes the design and construction of several Apple Stores across the world and the Narbo Via museum in the South of France, for which she helped develop the design of the exposed “rammed concrete” structural façades. At Foster + Partners, she has designed structures in steel and concrete with seismic conditions in various parts of the world.

Since 2018, as part of the team at T/E/S/S, Helene has been contributing to the structural and building envelope design of projects in France and internationally. She is currently collaborating with SANAA on a project in Luxembourg with structural curved glass, and led the timber façade design for an office development project in Paris with Chartier Dalix. She previously contributed to the rammed earth façade design for the Morocco Pavilion at Expo Dubai 2020 with architects Oualalou + Choi. In her work, she develops close relationships with the entire design and construction team, with an ambition to achieve the most integrated design solutions including all constraints, from architectural to environmental to technical. She is committed to adapt the profession’s and design practices to the climate crisis, including a strong focus on refurbishment, timber construction, and building envelope regeneration.

In 2019, Helene became a teacher assistant for the conceptual structural design course at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées. She contributes to workshops or talks at various architecture schools, including ENSA Paris-Malaquais, ENSAVT, ENSA Nantes, and The Bartlett School of Architecture (University College London) She was an elected member of the IStructE Council from 2019 to 2022 and currently develops the Institution’s presence in France.