Awards & Qualifications

Dr William (Bill) Brown received numerous awards during his illustrious career. He was driven to achieve the optimum efficiency in the performance of complex structures and this was recognised across the world.

1966 Officer of the Order of the British Empire

1969 McRobert Award for Innovation in Bridge Design

1973 Overseas Premium, Institution of Civil Engineers

1995 Prince Philip Designer of the Year Award, Special Commendation

1993 AILg Trasenster Medal

2004 Roebling Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievements

Various British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) and other Design Awards

Honorary Doctor of Royal College of Art and Bosphorus University

Bachelor of Science, University College, Southampton

Doctor of Philosophy, Imperial College, London

Fellow of Imperial College, London

Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers

Master of the Faculty of Royal Designers for Industry 1983-1985

Fellow and Vice-President, Royal Society of Arts

Member of Steel Council of the International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE)

Royal Designer for Industry

Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects

Severn Bridge, 1966

"Awesome in its striking simplicity. It is a monument to contemporary design and technique."

Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award gold medal (left) and citation