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Sustainability Leadership for the Built Environment (IDBE)

Part-time Master's and Postgraduate Certificate courses from the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership


Michael H. Ramage is a Senior University Lecturer in the Department of Architecture at Cambridge University.  His specialties include designing and building structural masonry spans using traditional techniques and new materials.

Ramage collaborates in a building practice that includes the structural design, analysis, and construction of the tile-vaulted domes.  Recent projects are the Pines Calyx in Dover, England, and at Mapungubwe National Park in South Africa.  He recently held a fellowship in the engineering firm of Conzett Bronzini Gartmann AG, Chur, Switzerland.

Mr. Ramage has led workshops on timbrel vault building techniques at MIT and the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.  While at MIT, he was a research assistant with and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture to catalogue important Islamic buildings in Anatolia.

In addition to an MArch from MIT, Ramage has a B.A. in Geology from Carleton College.  He held a Fulbright fellowship to Turkey in 1995-96, and was the recipient of MIT's Marvin E. Goody award and a Boston Society of Architects research grant.  He is a member of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society. 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. He teaches, researches and designs buildings, and receives research funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, The Royal Society, The British Academy, Cambridge University and industry.

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 Michael  Ramage

CISL is monitoring the Covid-19 situation and responding accordingly to UK Government and University advice. At present, we expect to deliver our Graduate programmes starting in 2021 as advertised. We are well equipped to deliver dynamic and engaging workshops remotely, should the situation demand. Find out more.

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