Union of British Columbia Municipalities

September 2011

Opus DaytonKnight team won an award at the annual conference of the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM). This Award was in the Best Practices, Honourable Mention category, for the Saanich Thermal Energy Heat Recovery project for our client, the Capital Regional District. 

Queensland Heritage Awards

August 2011

At the Queensland Heritage Awards, Opus received the Queensland Heritage Council Gold Award for Heritage Conservation for the Mt Spec Road and Little Crystal Creek, Conservation Management Plan. 

Innovate NZ Awards of Excellence

August 2011

Opus, in association with Sinclair Knight Merz, won an ACENZ Gold Award of Excellence for the long term Wastewater Network Strategic Improvement Project with North Shore City Council. This Award was presented in recognition of an outstanding project. 

New Zealand Institute of Architects (Regional Award)

June 2011

Devonport's new Navy Museum by Opus in conjunction with Herriot + Melhuish Architecture and Dave Pearson Architects has won the Auckland NZIA Award. 

New Zealand Architecture Award

June 2011

The Newmarket Railway Station project in Auckland was the recipient of a New Zealand Architecture Award in the category of Urban Design. 

South Yorkshire and Humber Building Excellence Award

April 2011

The Sheffield Accommodation for Alcohol Rehabilitation won a South Yorkshire and Humber Building Excellence Award. Opus undertook the engineering design for the scheme which received a high 'Ecohomes rating' and won in the category 'Best Partnership with a Local Authority.' 

New Zealand Planning Institute - 2011 Project Award

April 2011

The East Taupo Arterial project was awarded the prestigious ‘project award’ by the New Zealand Planning Institute. The East Taupo Arterial (ETA) is a new 16km section of the national roading network along the eastern outskirts of Taupo. The Opus team included staff from Taupo, Auckland, Hamilton, Pukekohe, Whakatane, Napier, Tauranga and Wellington. 

Nancy Northcroft Planning Practice Award

April 2011

Opus was awarded the Nancy Northcroft Practice Award - Highly Commended at the Planning Institute.

Fulton-Downer Gold Medal - The President's Award

March 2011

Opus received the Fulton-Downer Gold Medal - The President's Award, on behalf of the engineers who were active in the response phase following the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes, in recognition of their outstanding contribution to public service. The award particularly recognises those involved in building safety evaluation, urban search and rescue and restoration of infrastructural utility services.