Since its inception in 1922, the Gold Medal has been awarded for exceptional contributions to the advancement of structural engineering. IStructE is pleased to announce that the 2021 Gold Medal has been awarded to Paul Fast.

The 2021 medal is awarded in recognition of Paul’s world leadership in the design of architecturally expressive structures that incorporate unconventional use of materials including hybrids of wood, steel and concrete.

Paul is founder of Fast + Epp, an internationally recognised structural engineering firm based in Vancouver, Canada.

For over three decades, Paul has been the design lead for many of Fast + Epp’s most significant award-winning projects. These include:

  • The Richmond Olympic Oval roof
  • The Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre
  • The Kingsway Pedestrian Bridge
  • The 18-storey TallWood House at UB

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