Christchurch project specialist Steven van der Pol of Arrow International has been awarded The New Zealand Institute of Building Medal.
The Medal, presented by the New Zealand Institute of Building biannually, recognises long-standing contribution of merit to the practice and science of building.
Arrow’s strategic development director has worked on many complex national and international projects, but his current work has a strong focus on the rebuild of the Christchurch CBD.
Prior successful projects include the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, the Canterbury Tennis Indoor Centre, the St Andrews College staged development, and a series of hotel developments for Scenic Hotel Group and Quest Hotels.
Mr Van der Pol was admitted to the NZIOB as a foundation member in 1984, has served as a national councillor for seven years and is a past national president.
He is a Fellow of the NZIOB. The Fellowship recognises long-standing commitment to the principles of the NZIOB and the promotion of professional practices.
He is also a board member of the Court Theatre Trust in Christchurch, where he played a significant role in the fast rebuild of the temporary theatre.