Naeem Hussain, Arup Fellow and Global Bridge Leader, has been awarded the Gold Medal by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) for his exceptional contribution to engineering. 

Naeem has over 60 years of experience in bridge and structural engineering. A globally renowned bridge designer, he has made a significant contribution to bridge design worldwide that harmoniously blend form and function. He was awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering Prince Philip Medal in 2012 and the IStructE Gold Medal in 2022.

Naeem has worked on some of the world’s most high-profile structures, like the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, Shenzhen Bay Bridge Hong Kong, Stonecutters Bridge, 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 is the recipient of the Royal Academy of Engineering Major Project Award.

“For the first few years after graduation I designed buildings and first became interested in bridges when working as a site engineer in 1967 on the M5 viaducts in England. I was fortunate to join the Arup’s Bridge Group in 1969, who had a holistic approach to design in that form and function were equally important. Since coming to Hong Kong in 1998, I have had the privilege to deliver many interesting and rewarding bridge projects in Hong Kong and worldwide, which has only been made possible by entrusting of projects by visionary clients, the significant input of Arup colleagues in many disciplines, collaborating architects and fellow consultants and the countless workers,” said Naeem at the HKIE Annual Dinner.

In 2016, he was inducted into the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame. He is a Fellow of the International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineering, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences, Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, and the Royal Academy of Engineering.

What they say

To be honoured with the Gold Medal by my home institution of HKIE means something very special to me. I hope my contribution to engineering will inspire younger engineers to pursue innovation and excellence in their endeavours.

Naeem Hussain

Arup Fellow and Global Bridge Leader