From Engineering Company of the Year to Engineer of the Year - our engineering talent shines.
Buro Happold’s lead as consulting engineers in creating innovative, valuable and sustainable architectural design solutions across the Middle East has been recognised with six major awards at the 2011 Middle East Architect Awards held in Dubai. The gala awards ceremony was held at the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray on Wednesday 14th September.
Held for the fourth year running, the Middle East Architect Awards recognise the best projects and most talented professionals working within the region across 13 categories. Buro Happold has won the ultimate accolade of being named Engineering Company of the Year 2011. The judging panel also highlighted Aino Mina, Afghanistan by architects Aedas working with Buro Happold as a standout project praising it as being: "An indigenous and contemporary project which is set to make a positive impact on the lives of so many".
Roger Nickells, Managing Director Middle East says: “Buro Happold is delighted to be recognised for our contribution to creating world class iconic developments in the Middle East over the last year and being named Engineering Company of the Year 2011. We work with world leading architects and urban designers creating solutions to diverse challenges from developing the King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) in Saudi Arabia to pushing the frontiers of the sustainable built environment in Afghanistan. Developing talented engineers is vital to our continued success and congratulations go to our own Associate Andrea Scotti named Engineer of the Year.”
Award winning Buro Happold recognition
- Engineering Company of the Year Buro Happold
- Commercial Project of the Year King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD), Saudi Arabia with Henning Larsen Architects
- Public Sector, Institutional & Cultural Project of the Year Institute of Diplomatic Studies, Saudi Arabia with Henning Larsen Architects
- Residential Project of the Year Aino Mina, Afghanistan with Aedas
- Sustainable Design of the Year Aino Mina, Afghanistan with Aedas
- Engineer of the Year Andrea Scotti, Associate Buro Happold
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Roger Nickells, Managing Director Middle East and Buro Happold Associate Andrea Scotti, Engineer of the Year are both available for interview.
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Buro Happold is an independent international practice of consulting engineers. Since 1976 we have grown in size and reach to serve public and private clients across a full range of sectors through an international network of 29 offices.
We draw on the multi-disciplinary skills, knowledge and experience of our local experts to design and deliver award winning building, infrastructure and environmental projects that excel for clients, engage with communities and enrich the lives of users.
Sustainability, innovation and holistic consulting are at the heart of everything we do and we are committed to touching the earth lightly. We think harder and are dedicated to addressing the big challenges that face the planet – climate change, population growth and scarcity of natural resources.
Current and recent projects include the Grand Museum of Egypt (Cairo), the Louvre (Abu Dhabi), the Aviva Stadium (Dublin), the London 2012 Olympic Stadium, the King Abdullah Financial District (Riyadh), the Royal Shakespeare Theatre (Stratford) and the O2 (London).