The Gold Medal
For outstanding contributions to the advancement of structural engineering.
The Medal is recognised around the world as a mark of unique accomplishment in the profession. It was first presented in 1922, to Professor Henry Adams. Other past recipients include Felix Candela, Ove Arup, Oleg Kerensky and Edmund Happold.
2019 Gold Medallist: James O'Callaghan FIStructE
James O'Callaghan, co-founder of Eckersley O’Callaghan, has been named our 2019 Gold Medallist in recognition of his internationally-leading expertise in the creative and ambitious use of structural glass
Over the last two decades, James has pushed the development of glass as a structural material, exploring its behavior and its limits in creating increasingly ambitious transparent structures.
Gold Medal Address - 21 May 2019
In his address, James will describe the huge leaps that have been made with glass, examining the close relationship between engineering and fabrication; a relationship that James believes is fundamental to the success of any engineering innovation.
Close collaboration between industry and research institutes continues to drive technological advances. James will take a look at the exciting possibilities of what might be achieved and how these advances could deal with significant challenges facing the discipline.
Register for the Gold Medal Address 2019.