Our 2017 Gold Medallist: Jo da Silva

Jo da Silva

Jo da Silva
, Director of Arup’s International Development Group and Arup Fellow, was awarded The Institution’s 2017 Gold Medal.

The Medal recognised her outstanding leadership as both a structural and humanitarian engineer, and for her distinguished and cross-sectoral work on urban resilience.

Among her many achievements, Jo co-ordinated the efforts of over 100 humanitarian agencies to provide transitional shelter in Sri Lanka following the Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2005, constructing 60,000 shelters in six months. 

Watch Jo's Gold Medal Address


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