2023 Winners announced

Award winners exemplify engineering excellence and are drawn from across the globe. Winning projects range from sporting venues, national landmarks, bridges, community schools and ingenious retrofit buildings.

Projects are judged against four key attributes. Explore the attributes and what has made this year’s winners exceptional.

La Reference in Haiti


Tanya De Hoog discusses some of the projects shortlisted for social value and the significant impact of the engineers.

Exterior view of the construction of the Apple Marina Bay Sands project


Kathrine Cashell discusses some of the projects shortlisted for technical innovation and pushing design boundaries.

Image of the planet - ADOBE STOCK


Will Arnold discusses some of the projects shortlisted for environmental impact and sustainable.

View of the roof top decking area at York House


Ishan Abeysekera discusses some of the projects shortlisted for demonstrating professional advocacy and driving industry forward.

Judge's comments

Dr Mike Cook

“This year’s awards celebrate engineering excellence as demonstrated through a wide range of very distinctive projects. The criteria for excellence go beyond technical achievements and innovation and consider how projects improve well-being of people and help us achieve a sustainable planet.

This demonstrates well how our profession can best serve the needs of the public now and in the future.”

Kayin Dawoodi

"Every year, the latest project entries offer a glimpse into the shifting mindsets of their designers. 

I particular enjoy trying to get into these minds, to see how the role of the structural engineer may have positively influenced a project.
I always look forward to the next batch!"


Toby Maclean

"As a Structural Awards judge, it’s been very heartening to see the strong and increased awareness in the 2023 entries Structural engineers are more aware of their responsibilities to the environment and particularly reducing embodied carbon.

This year has a really encouraging number of entries where the environmental impact was at the top of the design agenda and it is exciting to see engineers bringing the client and design team with them on that journey.”

Susan Giahi-Broadbent

“Once again, the scale and scope, challenges and choices, ingenuity and imagination, impressed the judges.
This year the winners of structural awards professionally demonstrated in their infrastructure delivery process, from conception to construction, our belief that we are uniquely placed to advocate for positive change.

As an engineering community we should approach this climate emergency with clarity, purpose, and a great deal of hope which would benefit people. This has been achievedby the structural award winners in the year 2023.”