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Peter Campbell (Structural Engineer)

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Peter Campbell
Coulsdon, Surrey, England
🏳️ NationalityBritish
🏫 EducationPurley High School for Boys, Brixton School of Building now London South Bank University
💼 Occupation

Peter Campbell FREng[2], FIStructE, FICE, FIMarE, FIHT, FIDE[3], MASCE (born 1932 in London) is a British structural engineer.[4]

Early life and education[edit]

Campbell grew up in Coulsdon, Surrey and went to Purley High School for Boys. He attended the Brixton School of Building (now London South Bank University) from 1948-51. In 1951 he passed the graduate examination of the Institution of Structural Engineers and immediately joined Arup. After two years military service he studied for a DIC in concrete technology at Imperial College London [5]


Campbell and Ian Reith [6] formed Campbell Reith and Partners in 1960 [7]. Projects which he personally supervised were a new Government Centre in Mauritius, the IBRD 1st education project in Trinidad and Tobago [8], Slough Estates HQ, the West Stand at the Oval, the Japanese Embassy in London and the HQ for Southern Water in Worthing. From 1962-68 Campbell taught the theory of structures at Regent Street Polytechnic London. He invented a flexible cladding device and in 1981 established a museum of concrete at the Chalk Pitts Museum at Amberley in West Sussex [9]. Campbell retired from Campbell Reith in 1992 [10]. He was Chairman of the Association of Consulting Engineers 1991-92 [11] and was President of the Institution of Structural Engineers in 1998-09.

Awards & Honours[edit]

  • Freeman of the City of London [12] and Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Paviors
  • Justice of the Peace in the Surrey Division of Reigate [4] [5]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Learning from Construction Failures[13]


  1. "CampbellReith | Consulting Engineers". www.campbellreith.com.
  2. "List of Fellows - Royal Academy of Engineering".
  3. "Institute of Demolition Engineers |". ide.org.uk.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "The President's Address 2009" (PDF).
  5. 5.0 5.1 "The President 1988-89" (PDF).
  6. London, Main campus address: Imperial College; Campus, South Kensington; SW7 2AZ, London; maps, tel: +4420 7589 5111 Campus; in, information | About this site | This site uses cookies | Report incorrect content | Log. "Mr Ian H. Reith (Civil & Environmental Engineering DIC 1959) | Imperial News | Imperial College London". Imperial News.
  7. "About CampbellReith | CampbellReith". www.campbellreith.com.
  8. Bank, The World (29 December 2003). "Trinidad and Tobago - Basic Education Project". pp. 1–53 – via documents.worldbank.org.
  9. "Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre". ipfs.io.
  10. "20Aug92 UK: RETIREMENT AT CAMPBELL REITH HILL". Construction News.
  12. "Freedom of the City | Guild of Freemen". www.guild-freemen-london.co.uk.
  13. Campbell, Peter (2001). Learning from Construction Failures. Whittles. ISBN 978-1870325-63-9. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png

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