Dr Sarah Buck OBE Hon DEng

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A woman in a hi-vis jacket and blue hard hat with a blue clipboard in her left hand standing in a construction site.
Photograph © Anita Corbin


First Woman President of the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE)

January 2015, Living Systems Institute building (during construction) University of Exeter

b.1953, Stafford

Involved in the design and supervision of a wide range of civil and structural projects over her 40 year career, in 1983 Sarah Buck was elected as the first woman council member of the Institution of Structural Engineers – an organisation with 27,000 members operating in 105 countries. In 2007, nearly a century after its formation, Sarah was made the Institution’s first female president, aged 54.

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