Academic year 2015-2016


James O’Callaghan is this semester’s Visiting Professor. With offices in London, New York, San Francisco, Paris and Shanghai, O’Callaghan is perhaps best known for designing the glass stairs, bridges and other structural elements in Apple’s iconic retail stores around the world. As Visiting Professor, O’Callaghan teaches several courses, partake in research discussions and speak during public lectures. Host is the Glass & Transparency research group at the Chair of Architectural Engineering + Technology.

Visiting Professor James O'Callaghan

Structural Glass

James O’Callaghan co-founded the engineering design practice Eckersley O'Callaghan with Brian Eckersley in 2004 and is widely acknowledged as an authority on structural glass. His ongoing interest in the development of structural glass design has led to the firm’s involvement with many challenging and award-winning glass projects around the world. This was recognised in 2010 when the practice won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category of Innovation.

More information

Website Eckersley O'Callaghan
Activities James O'Callaghan (spring semester 2016)

Embassy Gardens Sky Pool: a transparent swimming pool, 10 storeys up spanning between two apartment buildings

Apple 5th Avenue Mark 2

Apple IFC Shanghai

Glass & Transparency research group

Dr. Christian Louter


Ms. Soscha Monteiro De Jesus