Olympic Engineer Tristram Carfrae presented with Gold Medal

Tristram Carfrae, Fellow at engineering and design consultancy, Arup, has been presented with the prestigious Gold Medal award by The Institution of Structural Engineers. The Award was given in recognition of Tristram’s exceptional contribution to the science and profession of structural engineering.

Tristram has designed remarkable structures all over the world, including The Beijing 2008 Olympics “Watercube”, the Helix Bridge in Singapore, and the City of Manchester Stadium. In the process he has worked with some of the greatest names in architecture and design, including Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers, Phillip Cox and Thomas Heatherwick.

Nick Russell, President of The Institution of Structural Engineers said:

“We are delighted to present Tristram with our Gold Medal in recognition of his remarkable career and the outstanding work he does to advance the science of structural engineering. The Gold Medal is the most prestigious prize we have, and its award sees Tristram join a group of engineering giants – the figures who have made truly historic contributions to engineering.

“It is my great privilege to welcome Tristram as our newest Gold Medallist, and offer him our warmest congratulations for this well-deserved recognition.”

Tristram said:

“It gives me incredible pride to be recognised by the Institution and to join such an illustrious group of engineers.

“This is an exciting time for our profession, with the next decade promising to be full of opportunity. As we respond to challenges like climate change and sustainability, structural engineers have the chance to take a lead in the international conversation and make our work more visible to ordinary people.

“Hopefully, through our work’s increasing relevance in ordinary lives, and through a new emphasis on engineering education, we can encourage a whole new generation of future Gold Medallists, every bit as talented as Ove Arup or Edmund Happold.”