Naeem Hussain honoured with IStructE Gold Medal

Jerman Cheung Jerman Cheung East Asia Press Office,Hong Kong
20 July 2022

Naeem Hussain, Arup Fellow, Director and Global Bridge Leader, has been awarded the prestigious Gold Medal by the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE).

An internationally inspiring engineer whose designs combine beautiful form with function, Naeem has made major contributions to bridge design on a global scale which reflect his background in both architecture and engineering, making him the stand-out candidate for the 2022 award.

It is an unexpected honour for me. I have always strived to create visually pleasing bridges at an affordable price by combining engineering and architectural skills. Working at Arup has made it possible to bring together a wide spectrum of expertise to deliver bridges in a holistic manner. This honour is a recognition of Arup’s total design ethos and commitment to excellence. ” Naeem Hussain Arup Fellow, Director and Global Bridge Leader

Naeem has been awarded 2022’s Gold Medal for the major and inspirational contribution, sustained over many years, he has made to bridge design on a global scale, reflecting his background in both architecture and engineering. ” Martin Powell CEO of IStructE

Naeem’s work has included the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, Shenzhen Bay Bridge Hong Kong section, Oresund Link Denmark-Sweden, Brunei Temburong Bridge, the multi-award-winning Hulme Arch Bridge in Manchester, and the highly acclaimed Queensferry Crossing in Scotland, which was awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering Major Project Award. 

As well as involvement in some of the world’s largest infrastructure projects, Naeem has also engineered and managed some of the UK’s unique engineering landmarks, such as the Medway Bridge on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.  Naeem has worked on road and rail bridges, viaducts and railway stations in Hong Kong, mainland China, Korea, Malaysia, Nigeria, Vietnam, Maldives, India, South Africa, Philippines, Turkey and USA. 

A Fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences and Royal Academy of Engineering, Naeem was awarded the Prince Philip Medal, the Royal Academy of Engineering’s highest individual award for his ground-breaking work on some of the world’s most iconic bridges.  He was inducted into the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame in 2016.

The IStructE is the world’s largest membership organisation dedicated to structural engineering.  The IStructE Gold Medal is the Institution’s highest individual honour and is awarded for personal contributions to the advancement of structural engineering.