Young Structural Engineer of the Year 2018
Congrations to Daniel Dowek, who has been named Young Structural Engineering Professional of the Year by the Institution.
The award is presented annually to recognise outstanding talent among the Institution’s global membership of engineering professionals.
Daniel, who has worked for engineering consultancy Price & Myers for the last six years, said:
“I entered the competition because I felt that some of the projects I’ve completed demonstrated exciting conservation engineering and might be of interest to others. I’m delighted and surprised to win the award and grateful to the people who have made my career possible.
“Growing up in London, I have been surrounded by a continually changing built environment, with many remarkable buildings that have interested me. I thought maybe I would try architecture at university, but I also enjoyed maths and physics which led me towards engineering, studying how buildings are put together.
“There have been lots of great moments in my career, but a highlight is working as Project Engineer for the design and construction of the Weston Tower at Westminster Abbey, which is the first major architectural intervention there since the time of Christopher Wren and Nicolas Hawksmoor. It has been a real privilege to work on such an iconic part of London’s structural heritage and it was a key part of my entry for the award.”
Daniel was also recognised for his work on the Coastal House project in Devon, which has won numerous prizes.