Profile of Ruth Shilston

Ruth Shilston
Ruth Shilston
Strategic Director | Associate Principal

Ruth Shilston is a strategic director and engineer specializing in microclimate design and building physics. Ruth collaborates with design teams and building owners to create spaces that are energy-efficient, well adapted to local climate, and comfortable for occupants. Ruth has carried out much of her work over the past decade on demanding projects, often stadia, in the challenging climates of the Middle East. Her project management approach is client-focused and results-driven, and her capacity to manage projects on any scale is demonstrated by her work as a client advisor and technical reviewer for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

A trusted leader in microclimate design who works at the intersection of climate, energy, and comfort in challenging environments


    • Master of Engineering Design, University of Bristol

    • Chartered Engineer (CEng), Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
    • Council Member, IMechE
    • Member, Technical Committee, IMechE Construction and Building Services Division
    • Publications in technical journals
    • Presenter, industry conferences in the U.K.

    • Building physics
    • Client engagement
    • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
    • Microclimate design
    • Solar analysis
    • Stadia
    • Sustainability
    • Thermal analysis