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.

Ding Jiemin
2018 Gold Medallist: Professor Ding Jiemin

Professor Ding Jiemin FIStructE of Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd. has been awarded the 2018 Gold Medal in recognition of his outstanding leadership directing the structural design of many iconic mega structures which now define modern Shanghai.

Professor Ding specialises in steel structures, super high-rise buildings and long-span complex structural systems.

His recent project experience involves the design for Shanghai Tower, Tangshan New Sports Center, Xi'an Silk Road International Conference Center, Changsha International Convention and Exhibition Center, China UnionPay Business Operation Center and many others.

Among his many achievements he has won nearly 100 design awards and published more than 200 academic papers in domestic and international journals.

Professor Ding gave his Gold Medal Address at the Marco Polo Hotel in Hong Kong on 4 October 2018, on the subject of Innovation and Practice of Structural Design. Watch the 2018 Gold Medal Address.

Read Professor Ding's blog about the Shanghai Tower.


2017 Medallist

Our 2017 Gold Medal

Jo da Silva, Director of Arup’s International Development Group, was awarded our 2017 Gold Medal.

2016 Medallist

Our 2016 Gold Medal

Our 2016 Gold Medallist was Robert Halvorson, of Halvorson and Partners.

Previous Winners

Previous Winners

Learn about our previous winners, from Henry Adams to Tristram Carfrae.

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