Young Structural Engineering Professional Award
Aimed at young professionals in structural engineering who demonstrate outstanding performance and show exceptional promise for the future.
The Young Structural Engineering Professional Award 2017
William Arnold MIStructE was named Young Structural Engineering Professional of the Year by the Institution during a ceremony held in London on 8 June.
Will was recognised by the Institution for his work on innovative projects like the Fubon Tower in Tapei, Taiwan (a skyscraper located in an earthquake-prone part of the world), a whiskey distillery in Scotland (featuring an innovative timber roof the size of five football pitches), and projects like the 2012 Serpentine Pavilion, on which he worked with world-famous artist, Ai Wei Wei.
Will, who has worked for Arup for the last seven years, was inspired to become a structural engineer at the age of 14, when a family friend mentioned that he’d worked for the company that helped to design the Sydney Opera House.
“That was a turning point for me: I immediately decided that structural engineering was what I wanted to do for a living, and chose my A-Levels based on the fact,” said Will.
“I am absolutely delighted to win the Award – I never thought that I might actually win. The first thing I will do with my prize money is buy everyone in the office an ice cream.”
About the Award
We want to promote the accomplishments of YOU, the young structural engineers – showcasing the diverse and skilled individuals who are driving the profession forward. Winning the award is a unique opportunity to be marked out as “one to watch” among the Institution’s global membership, and an internationally recognised mark of achievement in structural engineering.
Structural engineering is an exciting career and that is why winners of this award have the opportunity to act as an ambassador for the Institution and the profession – showcasing the crucial role engineers play in shaping the built environment and providing identifiable role models for young people interested in engineering.
The scheme is open to members of The Institution of Structural Engineers aged 30 years or under.
The Award is now closed for entries.
The submission must include:
- 250 word opinion piece on the question of ‘what is your vision of the future of structural engineering?’
- Poster presentation:. You may submit up to three posters in pdf format (A1 size) about up to three projects that you have been involved in. The posters should show the technical aspects of the design, and demonstrate your own input to the project. It is up to you to decide how you split up the posters – you may wish to focus more heavily on one project or equally across the three.
- Video recorded presentation (max. 5 minutes). Please spend approx 3 minutes on your poster presentation and approx 2 minutes focussed on your opinion piece.
- Endorsement from your employer (max. 300 words)
Entries will be reviewed by the judging panel against the following criteria:
- Creativity and originality
- Personal involvement on one specific project
- Knowledge of structural engineering and the profession
- Quality of written and verbal communication
- Clarity of presentation
|£1500 cash prize
||£500 cash prize
|Two tickets to The Structural Awards 2017 ceremony
||Work with the Institution to publicise achievements through our website, e-newsletter, e-shots and social media.
|Work with the Institution to publicise achievements through our website, e-newsletter, e-shots and social media.
||Acting as ambassadors of the profession, you will be invited to participate (where appropriate) to panels, forums, events and webinars. At times, there may be some involvement through national, regional and trade media.
|Acting as ambassadors of the profession, you will be invited to participate (where appropriate) to panels, forums, events and webinars. At times, there may be some involvement through national, regional and trade media.
Winners will be presented with their prize at the annual People and Papers Awards Luncheon, on 8 June 2017, to be held in a central London venue.
Benefits of entering:
The overall winner receives £1500 cash prize
along with two tickets to The Structural Awards 2017 ceremony – the industry’s most prestigious awards event and a fantastic opportunity to network with industry peers. The runner-up receives a £500 cash prize
Prizes will be presented at the annual People and Papers Awards Luncheon, held in June 2017, to be held in a Central London venue.
As well as the prizes, the Young Structural Engineering Professional winner and runner-up will work with the Institution to publicise achievements through our website, e-newsletter, e-shots and social media.
Acting as ambassadors of the profession, you will be invited to participate (where appropriate) to panels, forums, events and webinars. At times, there may be some involvement through national, regional and trade media.
* The Institution may use your video presentation in any future Institution marketing.