Holmes Consulting Group has won the prestigious international 2010 Structural Award in the Heritage category from the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) in London.
The award-winning project was the structural design of the new Supreme Court of New Zealand, and the simultaneous seismic retrofit of the old High Court.
Project manager Eva Cuttriss says it was fantastic to be part of the unique and complex project.
“The two discrete parts of this project each required careful attention to detail to achieve such a high degree of finish,” she says.
“This award recognises the hard work by our design team to ensure the heritage features of the old High Court building have been maintained, whilst ensuring the seismic protection of the building for future generations.”
Established in 1968, the Structural Awards recognise and reward the work of the world’s most talented structural designers, and their indispensable contribution to the built environment.
The Institution of Structural Engineers has 23,000 members in 105 countries.