Awards and rankings

GHD was awarded the Association des firmes de génie-conseil Québec (AFG)
GHD rises to new heights in global design rankings

A snapshot of recent awards

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    Gold Pin | Private, Public and Institutional Spaces

    Whangarei Maori Land Court project, from Best Awards

    Built Environment

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    Global Best Project Awards, Education/Research

    Wurun Senior Campus project, from Engineering News Record 

    Built Environment

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    IT: Zero Emission Vehicles

    ZEVO project, Climate Change Business Journal  Business Achievement Awards                                                        

    Transport

2023

GHD ranks #28 in Top 500 Design Firms by Engineering News Record (ENR)

  • #11 in hazardous waste in Americas - from Engineering News-Record
  • #13 in sewer/waste in Americas - from Engineering News-Record
  • #12 in designers in international markets in Americas - from Engineering News-Record
  • #17 amongst pure designers in Americas - from Engineering News-Record

World Architecture 100 #49 global #4 Government #1 Australasia

  • Australian Institute of Architects Award for Public Architecture (WA) – Perth Airport Station, Perth, Australia
  • QLD Contractors Association, Design Excellence Award - Springfield Park’n’Ride
  • NZ Institute of Architects, Interior Architecture Award – Whangārei Māori Land Court

2022

GHD ranked #26 in the Top 150 Global Design Firms by Engineering News Record (ENR)

  • #9 in international firms operating in the US - from Engineering News-Record
  • #8 in international firms operating in Canada - from Engineering News-Record
  • #7 in water in global - from Engineering News-Record
  • #4 in sewer/waste in global - from Engineering News-Record
  • #6 in hazardous waste in global - from Engineering News-Record

World Architecture 100 #52 global #3 Government #1 Australasia

  • Victorian School Design Awards, Best Secondary School - Wurun Senior Campus, Melbourne, Australia
  • Learning Environments Australasia (VIC) Award for New Educational Campus & Special Commendation - Wurun Senior Campus, Melbourne, Australia

Rankings and awards by market sector.

Water

2021

  • #6 in water in Top 225 International Design Firms - From Engineering News-Record in Global
  • #6 in sewer/waste in Top 225 International Design Firms - From  Engineering News-Record in Global
  • Project of the Year Award, Special Planning Area 1, Influent Structure Replacement and Improvements Project - From ASCE Phoenix Branch in USA
  • Award of Merit, York Region's Resilient Sewage System project - From ACEC Ontario in Canada

2019

  • Structural project of the year, Skaneateles Dam and Screening Facilities project - From Central New York branch of the American Public Works Association in USA
  • Environmental Project of the Year, Oakridge Water Tank Replacement project  - From Central New York branch of the American Public Works Association in USA
  • Townsville City Council’s CBD Utilities Upgrade, Infrastructure Project Innovation Award project - From Australian Water Association’s (AWA) Queensland Water Awards in Australia
  • Dixon Street Pump Station project - From ACENZ in New Zealand
  • Best Public Works Project, Dixon Street pump station and rising main - From  IPWEA NZ  in New Zealand
  • Finalist - Project of the year, Wentworth to Broken Hill Pipeline - From  Infrastructure Partnerships Australia in Australia
  • Finalist, ICE People’s Choice awards, Newark Waste & Water Improvement Project - From Institution of Civil Engineers in UK
  • Smeaton Award, Market Street, Mexborough Flood Alleviation Project - From Institution of Civil Engineers in UK
  • Winner, ICE Merit Awards, Large Project category, Newark Waste & Water Improvement Project - From Institution of Civil Engineers in UK
  • One of Top Water & Wastewater Projects, Wickenburg South Wastewater Treatment Plan - From Water & Wastes Digest magazine in USA

Environment

2020

  • Australian Marine Environmental Award, Port of Townsville - Rehabilitation Works project - From Australian Marine Environment Protection Association
  • Best Restored Beach Award, Cardiff State Beach Living Shoreline project - From American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) in  USA
  • National Winner for the Education Project of the Year Category, Jubail Mangrove Park project - From MEED Projects Awards in Abu Dhabi

2019

  • Best Project Environment & Sustainability, Peel Food Zone project - From  Australia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards (WA Division) in Australia
  • Winner, NCE100, Impact in Energy award, Project Tourian: Front-end engineering - From design New Civil Engineer in UK
  • #3 in hazardous waste in Top 225 International Design Firms - From Engineering News-Record in Global

Energy and Resources

2019

  • Hydropower Project of the Year, COHECO project - From Asian Power Awards in Philippines

Built Environment

2023

  • World Architecture 100 #49 global #4 Government #1 Australasia
  • Australian Institute of Architects Award for Public Architecture (WA)– Perth Airport Station, Perth, Australia
  • INDE Awards, The Learning Space Winner - Wurun Senior Campus, Melbourne, Australia
  • QLD Contractors Association, Design Excellence Award - Springfield Park’n’Ride
  • NZ Institute of Architects, Interior Architecture Award –Whangārei Māori Land Court
  • Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Infrastructure Award (VIC) Winner – Tarralla Creek, Croydon, Australia
  • Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (VIC) President’s Award – Anissa Webb

2022

  • World Architecture 100 #52 global #3 Government #1 Australasia
  • Victorian School Design Awards, Best Secondary School - Wurun Senior Campus, Melbourne, Australia
  • Learning Environments Australasia (VIC) Award for New Educational Campus & Special Commendation - Wurun Senior Campus, Melbourne, Australia

2020

  • Hawkes Bay / Gisborne Public Architecture Award, Hastings Police Station project - From New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) in New Zealand
  • National Winner for the Education Project of the Year Category, Jubail Mangrove Park project - From MEED Projects Awards in UAE
  • Gisborne Public Architecture Award, Hastings Police Station - Hawkes Bay project - From New Zealand Institute of Architects in New Zealand

2019

  • East Fremantle Oval Revitalisation highly commended in Planning category - From IAP2 Autstralia awards
  • Blacktown Native Institute co-winner in Indigenous engagement category - From IAP2 Autstralia awards
  • Construction Awards - Commercial Building, Rockhampton Hospital Carpark GHD Central Queensland project - From Master Builders Queensland 2019 Australia
  • North Queensland - Construction Awards, Townsville Office project in Australia
  • Finalist - Planning Project, East Fremantle Oval Revitalisation project - From Australasian IAP2 awards in Australia
  • Commercial Interior Shared Space Colour Maestro Awards, Henderson Police Station project - From Resene Awards in New Zealand
  • Shortlisted for Sharp Tudhope Lawyers Urban Design and Architectural award and Greenstone Group Best Team award, Te Aka Mauri Children’s Health and Library Hub project - From 2019 Bay of Plenty Property People Award sin New Zealand
  • Client Service Excellence, Women's and Children's Hospital and Medical Day unit project - From Consult Australia in Australia
  • Global finalist in the 2019 Architizer A+Awards for the Institutional, Shepparton Law Courts redevelopment project - From Architizer A+Awards in USA
  • Award of Excellence, MOS Pilot Park - Greening the Pipeline project - Australian Institute of Landscape Architects in Australia
  • Landscape Architecture Award, Building HD Courtyard at Deakin University project - From Australian Institute of Landscape Architects in Australia
  • Commercial and Heritage Architecture Awards, Fitout design for The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited - New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) in New Zealand
  •  Public Architecture Award, Rotorua's Te Aka Mauri Children's Health and Library Hub project - Waikato/Bay of Plenty NZIA Awards in New Zealand

Transportation

2019

  • National Project Management Achievement Award winner for Construction/Engineering, North East Link - Service Proving Investigation Program - From Australian Institute of Project Management in Australia
  • Excellence in Civil Construction Award, Utah Road rehabilitation project - From Civil Contractors Federation in Australia
  • Victorian Project of the Year, North East Link - Service Proving Investigation Program - From Australian Institute of Public Management in Australia
  • Construction/Engineering, North East Link - Service Proving Investigation Program - From Australian Institute of Public Management in Australia
  • Concrete Institute Award for Excellence, Bringelly Road Bridge project - From Concrete Institute in Australia
  • International Bicycle Architecture Biennale 2019, Nelson St Cycleway (Auckland, New Zealand) - From Netherlands
  • California 2019 Engineering Excellence Honor Award, Redwood Business Park Transportation Improvements and Talmage Road Interchange Project - From ACEC in USA

Rankings and awards by other topics

Advisory

2019

  • External Stakeholder Engagement, WestConnex Transaction Project - From Consult Australia
  • Project of the year, WestConnex Transaction Project - From Infrastructure Partnerships Australia
Digital

2019

  • Finalist in the Year in Infrastructure 2019 Awards Program, Enterprise automation to create a CDE for every project - From Bentley Systems in Australia
  • Technological Innovation, Connecting Infrastructure with The Hive - From Consult Australia

Company / employer / people

2020

  • #28 Top 100 Graduate Employers listing - From GradConnection in Australia
  • #2 in engineering consulting category, Top 100 Graduate Employers - From GradConnection/The Australian
  • #41 overall, Top 100 Graduate Employers - From GradConnection/The Australian
  • Canada’s top employers for young people - MediaCorp Canada
  • 30 most innovative HR teams - HRD Australia

2019

  • Employee Ownership Australia, Fostering Employee Ownership (more than 1,000 participants) - From EOAConfereceAus in Australia
  • Excellence in Company Programs and Performance - From Women in Resources Awards in Australia
  • Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce Employee Engagement Award - Business Excellence Awards Gala in Canada

Health and Safety

2019

  • Third place in best OSH practice category, SMARTApp project - From Abu Dhabi Municipality in Abu Dhabi
  • Certificate of Recognition (COR) - From Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA) in Canada
  • Gold Medal, RoSPA Annual Safety Award (9th Consecutive) - Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) in UK
Innovation

2016

  • Dame Quentin Bryce Award for Gender Equity in the Workplace - From Australian HR Institute
  • High Commendation for diversity - From Consult Australia

2014 - 18

  • WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation - From Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Australia