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Michael Ramage

Michael Ramage

Senior University Lecturer,

Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge


Michael Ramage is an architectural engineer and Senior Lecturer in the Cambridge University Department of Architecture, a fellow of Sidney Sussex College, and a founding partner of Light Earth Designs. He studied architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and worked for Conzett Bronzini Gartmann 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, Cambridge University and industry.


  • earth masonry vaulting and seismic protection
  • modified timber and tall timber construction
  • energy efficient transitional and permanent housing
  • bamboo
  • structural design
  • masonry spans