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Chris Lumsden
Associate - DD: 02892 4625
MEng CEng MIStructE

Chris studied Structural Engineering with Architecture at Queen’s University, Belfast. Graduating in 2008 with a Masters degree. Chris has fourteen years post graduate experience in structural engineering design- the majority of the first few years of his career was spent at WDR & RT Taggart and Taylor & Boyd before joining Design ID in 2011. He has built on his early experience and developed a detailed understanding of construction techniques in a range of materials including steelwork, concrete and timber.

Chris has a keen interest in 3D modelling and visualisation in order to develop designs and convey ideas to contractors and members of the design team. He is keen to promote this within Design ID through sketching and the use of 3D modelling software. Chris’ involvement in the committee for the Northern Ireland Region Institution of Structural Engineers has allowed him to keep in touch with topical technical Issues in the industry. Chris has a particular interest in the use of Sustainable materials in construction and has completed the design of several timber frame and SIPS building structures.

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Chris Lumsden

Associate - DD: 02892 4625

Laura Killeen
Associate - DD: 028 9592 4620
MEng CEng MIStuctE

Laura studied Structural Engineering with Architecture at Queen’s University, Belfast. Graduating in 2007 with a Masters degree. Laura has thirteen years post graduate experience in structural engineering design- the majority of the first ten years of her career was spent at WDR & RT Taggart in Belfast and latterly joined Design ID in early 2017. Laura has been Project Engineer on a wide range of projects and is particularly interested in the Building Structures sector. Laura gained Chartership with the Institution of Structural Engineers in 2014.

Laura has a keen interest in BIM, and was a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Supervisor, working with Queen's University on a Building Information Modelling (BIM) in relation to Structural Engineering project. The partnership worked to achieve effective interoperability of structural engineering BIM software with structural analysis software and with other Integrated Design Team software, to produce a seamless and efficient interaction process. The project received the highest grade, the Certificate of Excellence. Laura has been putting the knowledge gained from this partnership into practice, creating BIM models for all her projects and collaborating with other disciplines involved.

Laura is an active member of the Northern Ireland Regional Group of the Institution of Structural Engineers, now in her 7th year on the committee- she is Honorary Secretary.

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Laura Killeen

Associate - DD: 028 9592 4620

Ronan Gormley
Associate - DD: 028 9592 4615
MEng CEng MICE

Ronan is a Chartered Civil Engineer over ten years’ experience in the construction industry. He specialises in highway, drainage, earthworks and utility design to assist clients from project inception through to detailed design and construction supervision.

After graduating from Queen’s University Belfast in 2010, Ronan relocated to London to work as an Infrastructure Engineer for Buro Happold – working on a variety of projects within residential, education, commercial and historical sectors both internationally and within the UK. He undertook a two year secondment in Kuwait in the Middle East to develop his understanding of construction methodologies and supervise construction of a new city in the south of the country, Sabah Al Ahmad Sea City.

Ronan joined Design ID in January 2018 as a Senior Civil Engineer and in 2020 progressed to Associate.

Outside of work, Ronan can be found on a golf course or a football pitch, and if not playing sport he will be watching it on tv!

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Ronan Gormley

Associate - DD: 028 9592 4615

David French
Associate - DD: 028 9592 4605
BSc DIS IEng MICE

David is an Incorporated Civil Engineer with the ICE, specialising in drainage and earthworks design and is an expert in the use of Civil 3D and MicroDrainage software. Following graduation from Ulster University, David joined Doran Consulting where he spent over 13 years gaining experience across a breadth of sectors including Commercial, Energy, Education, Health & Wellbeing and Residential.

David joined Design ID in May 2021 and was promoted to Associate the same year.

He has a keen interest in BIM and collaboration within Integrated Design Teams. David is particularly invested in developing and improving civil engineering design processes to deliver projects effectively and efficiently for his clients.

David has led the civil engineering design on many high-profile projects. Notable schemes include City Quays in Belfast Harbour, Elms Field Redevelopment in Wokingham and Distillery Expansion and Off-Site Maturation facilities for the Old Bushmills Distillery.

Away from work David enjoys DIY and has recently completed renovations of his own home.

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David French

Associate - DD: 028 9592 4605

Tayfun Turnalar
Associate - DD: 020 8078 9198
BSc CEng MIStructE

Tayfun is a chartered structural engineer with more than 20 years of experience. After graduating from Istanbul Technical University in 1996, his engineering career started as a site manager at the Tekirdag-Corlu Airport project and followed with numerous residential/commercial projects in Turkey.

After moving to the UK, he gained considerable consultancy experience working on a wide range of services including civil and structural engineering in both domestic and commercial sectors designing common forms of construction. Tayfun has extensive experience of developing integrated design solutions that meet the unique needs of those working within residential, healthcare and education sectors. Her Majesty’s Theatre Auditorium, University of Sussex Life Science Building, Heathlands Dementia Care Home are his more notable projects.

Between 2008-2011, Tayfun worked for a design-build industrial chimney company in Singapore. He was involved in reinforced concrete/steel chimney design for heavy industrial projects from various parts of the World. Involved with the steel lattice tower project in difficult environmental conditions of the Philippines, reinforced concrete windshield projects in Thailand, India and Saudi Arabia. His South-East Asia work has enabled Tayfun to become a specialist engineer when designing tall structures that require consideration of major effects of wind/earthquake as well as slip-form construction and heavy lifting methods.

When away from work, Tayfun enjoys nurturing his passion for all forms of music. In his spare time, he enjoys drumming as well as DJing.

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Tayfun Turnalar

Associate - DD: 020 8078 9198