Deborah Farrugia


Senior Engineer, Partner

I believe the key to delivering a successful project is collaboration. No discipline exists in isolation and I enjoy being part of a multi-disciplinary design team that is proactive in finding solutions that work for everyone.

Beautiful Engineering involves a delicate balance between form and function. Whilst some design processes are standard, I believe every building deserves its own bespoke approach. Part of my role is to treat each project as a unique set of challenges, inviting me to design systems that are best suited to their application.

Being involved in projects from the concept stages allows me to take a more holistic approach to my designs and offers a better chance for the environmental systems to be seamlessly incorporated into the architecture. Through my experience in passive building design, I am able to advise architects on best practices for maximising natural ventilation, daylighting and thermal fabric optimisation.

My site experience has allowed me to appreciate the importance of producing designs that are not only theoretically sound, but also physically achievable. I particularly enjoy working on existing building refurbishments, where the site constraints push us to think further outside the box to meet the building’s environmental requirements, without compromising its architectural and historical significance.

Deborah Farrugia