This year, Roger Ridsdill Smith impressed the judges with the considerable depth and variety in his structural designs, and the ingenuity and engineering skill which he demonstrated in the example projects he chose to submit. The variety was not only in structural forms and concepts, but also in structural materials which included a stainless steel canopy at Marseille Vieux Port, laminated veneer lumber frames of the Maggie’s Centre in Manchester, cementitious rammed earth walls for the Musée de la Romanité in Narbonne and the steel and concrete structure for the new Tocumen International Airport in Panama.
Roger said “At Foster + Partners we strive to design structures that are efficient, that have integrity and that look like nothing else can be removed. I am very honoured to receive this recognition from IABSE.”
A dinner will be held after the talk at 19:45 at the Modern Pantry, Clerkenwell. Tickets are limited.
Dinner Discount: If you are an IABSE member, please use promotional code IABSEDISCOUNT for £5 (35 and under) or £10 (Over 35) off your order.