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About Us

We are multidisciplinary practice that through organic growth, have added skills and expertise in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, modular construction and sustainability onto the foundation of Structural Engineering whilst maintaining the original ethos of the way our service is delivered. We have studios in Hillsborough, Dublin and London where our team of dynamic, creative and ambitious engineers and designers are known for their flexible and pro-active approach towards working with architects, artists, designers, developers and contractors.

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Our Team

We have developed a practice where research, material and technical knowledge are key in providing services beyond those of the more traditional engineering consultants. Our work covers an unusually wide range, both in nature and scale, with projects varying from minor alterations and extensions, to major new buildings and refurbishment projects. We use the most recent developments in materials and construction techniques to keep at the fore of our ever evolving industry.

We have developed the skills required to engineer geometrically and structurally complex projects. Three dimensional computer modelling is becoming an integral aspect in realising many design visions and we are able to use our skills in this area at conceptual stages to help other members of the design team and clients visualise various solutions

Our approach, along with our creative background allows us to work in harmony with Architects without compromising the integrity of their concept. This inspires and drives us to create ingenious, forward thinking but appropriate designs to overcome engineering difficulties and material limitations.

We have also continued to build on our pro-active and enthusiastic relationship with major Contractors to expand on our Design & Build offering. We have therefore been able to offer efficient design services on a range of structural and civil infrastructure projects, including design for temporary works and construction logistics feasibility.

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The Culture of Design ID

At the heart of Design ID is a great team. We aim to offer a competitive salary and benefits package combined with a commitment to learning and development of all staff. As important as this is, we also strive to make our studios a great place to work.

Our company funded sports and social committee organise numerous events and parties throughout the year. These have ranged from water skiing to go-karting and treetop adventures. We also have more subdued lunches at the local public houses a few doors away. Team morale and bonding are essential at building trust and improving communication, plus we like to have fun whilst working hard!

As part of working at Design ID we offer a comprehensive benefits package.

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Awards

We have been fortunate enough that a number of our projects and innovations have received awards from local and nationally recognised institutions.

Title
Awarding Body
Date
SME Consulting Firm of the Year - Finalist
NCE
2023
Best place to work - SME consulting firm - Finalist
NCE
2023
Best Small Project - The Roddy McCorley Heritage Centre [McGurk Architects]
The Institution of Structural Engineers
2023
Highly Commended Award for Outstanding Merit
Concrete Society
2023
Special Award - Giants of the Sperrins [McGurk Architects]
The Institution of Structural Engineers
2023
John Hill Cup
The Institution of Structural Engineers
2023
Adrian Long Cup
The Institution of Structural Engineers
2023
Best Learning Game - CityZen
Learning Technologies Awards
2023
Conservation Accredited Engineers (CARE)
ICE & IStructE
2023
Rising Star
The Construction News Awards
2023
Partners in Sustainability
PFM Partnership Awards
2022
Positive Climate Action Award
IWFM Impact Awards
2022
IStructE Regional Award
The Institution of Structural Engineers
2022 | 2018 | 2017
Most Innovative New Software Product
Digital Construction Live Awards
2022
Most Innovative Sustainability Initiative
Digital Construction Live Awards
2022
Low Carbon Project of the Year
Construction News
2022
MOD Sanctuary Awards
MOD
2022
Infrastructure Project of the Year
UK National Go Awards
2021
New London Award Shortlisted - Imperial War Museum
People's Choice Award
2021
IStructE Project Winner
The Institution of Structural Engineers
2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2016 | 2015
Offsite of the Year - Imperial War Museum
Building Awards
2021
Commercial Project of the Year - Imperial War Museum
Offsite Awards
2021
NCE100 Shortlisted - 'Impact in Bridges'
NCE
2020
Best Civil Engineering Projects - Ballynameen Bridge Repair & Refurbishment
Concrete Society
2019
NCE 100 Innovation in Project Initiation
NCE
2019
NCE100 Trending 20
NCE
2018
NCE100 - Placed 83
NCE
2017
Innovative Temporary Works by Design ID & McFarland Associates Ltd- Senator House
Concrete Society
2017
IABSE Design Competition Winner – Strabane Pedestrian Cycle Bridge
IABSE
2016
RIBA Award
RIBA
2014 | 2012
RIBA National Award - House Maghera by McGonigle McGrath
RIBA
2015
RIBA House of the Year - Shortlist - House Maghera by McGonigle McGrath
RIBA
2015
RICS Northern Ireland - Regeneration - Larne Market Yard Highly Commended
RICS Northern Ireland
2015
RSUA Award - Home from Home RVH by McGonigle McGrath
RSUA
2014
Stirling Prize
RIBA
2013