1st December 2022

Congratulations to our London Studio following IStructE Competition Win


A big congratulations to some of our London-based Structures team who last week won the inaugural IstructE YMG design competition.

The competition, run in collaboration with Mott MacDonald, welcomed six teams to the IStructE headquarters where groups of between 4 and 6 people were given a design brief to complete. With a tight ninety-minute window to prepare and finalise their submissions, the team were then asked to present as a group to the judges.

An incredible collective of some of our Structures team members were very excited to be announced as the winners, after their entry focusing on how an existing car park could be adapted, impressed the judges. Noted for their creative use of sketching, focus on the reuse of the existing car park building, and commitment to minimal intervention, the team were recognised for their approach limiting additional work but still ensuring the space was servicing those using it, best.

A part of the team of six, Polly Natynczuk, a Structural Design Engineer in our London studio, said of the competition, “For many of the team it was our first time working together directly, so that was a really nice element of taking part. Working to such a tight deadline was challenging and we were conscious we had a lot of client requirements within the brief to address. We worked well together and were really aligned on the way we set-out to answer the brief. We knew we wanted to showcase our creativity with our love of sketching and also wanted to prioritise an approach that minimised intervention and really considered the existing car park structure. From sketching, presenting, and generally just collaborating, it was a fun evening that was made even better by our team win.”

The IStructE London YMG design competition aims to encourage collaboration, innovation, and technical validity of participants. A big well done again to our team who took part, all listed below…

Polly Natynczuk, Structural Design Engineer

Mike Borzoni, Design Engineer

Tom Robertson, Design Engineer

Ffion Morris, Graduate Engineer

James Cogon-Tucker, Graduate Engineer

Max Goulding, Graduate Engineer


Congratulations to our London Studio following IStructE Competition Win