We hope to recruit a graduate structural engineer to work in our Belfast office. If you have two years' experience working in an engineering consultancy firm and would like to discuss this opportunity, please contact Steven Sloan at 028 9066 7951. Taylor & Boyd, Winners at RICS Awards 2017: Bishop's Gate Hotel (Tourism & Leisure), Brooke Park (Community Benefit), Arvalee School & Resource Centre (Design Through Innovation); Winner at European Healthcare Design 2017: NHS Healthcare Design: Radiotherapy Centre, Altnagelvin Hospital

LAMDA: London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art

A 5,500m2, three- and four-storey building to replace more modest, run-down existing premises. It includes a 230-seat Simon Sainsbury Theatre, flexible 120-seat Carne Studio, backstage facilities, soundproofed TV/film/audio suite, teaching block with ten studios, student changing facilities, administrative offices, library and study centre, kitchen, café, toilets and stores.

The superstructure of the four-storey theatre was designed on a multi-level steel-frame structure with slim deck flooring. It sits on acoustic bearings and acoustic decking to counter the noise and vibrations from adjacent District and Piccadilly Lines. The dance studios block is 3-storey with reinforced concrete structure with pre-cast floors on piled foundations.

With an internally expressed structure and consistently integrated styling, the building required close attention to detail and ongoing liaison with the architect. (Photographs courtesy of Níall McLaughlin Architects and Taylor & Boyd)

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