31 May 2024

The recently endorsed South Bank masterplan keeps the BRISBANE sign as a central feature. Northrop played an integral role in the design of the iconic sign, now a beloved landmark. Originally conceived as a temporary installation for the G20 Leaders' Summit, the permanent sign was built in 2015 as a joint effort between Brisbane City Council and the State Government. The design not only invites photo opportunities against the backdrop of the Brisbane skyline but also encourages interaction, with letters designed for climbing and enjoyment.



23 May 2024

The Edge Throsby, Station St Wickham and Eclipse Residence have all been featured in the NSW Government Good Design for Housing Map. These are profiled as examples of low and mid-rise well-designed homes that preserve the character and value of the Newcastle neighborhood whilst catering to changing community needs.

20 May 2024

Congratulations to Dr Ali Habibi who has been appointed as Northrop’s new National Structural Division Manager. 

10 May 2024

Moxy Sydney Airport was the big winner at the 2024 Australasia-Pacific Hotel Design Awards, as MAED. COLLECTIVE with GroupGSA took the awards for both New-Build Hotel of the Year, and the 2024 Paul Davis Award for the Australasia-Pacific Hotel of the Year. 

Northrop worked in partnership with GroupGSA, RF Corval and Roberts Co to deliver this project by providing civil and structural engineering services. Consulting from the feasibility stage, right through to construction. This also marks a significant win for diversity in the industry with over 50% of our engineering project team being women. 

26 Apr 2024

As part of the ongoing career journey at Northrop, we recently hosted in person learning, networking and development days for our Early Careers professionals and Associates. 

19 Dec 2023

With the end of year approaching and festive holidays around the world, we asked a few of our leaders what they plan to read, watch and listen to over the summer.  

15 Dec 2023

As 2023 comes to an end, we're reflecting on some of the projects that have left us feeling especially proud. These achievements are a testament to our collective ingenuity, shared commitment to excellence and the great collaborations we've enjoyed this year. Here's just some of the standout projects from 2023.

12 Dec 2023

Throughout this year, our people have reached significant milestones, both personally and professionally. We are proud to reflect on a couple of our industry achievements. 

8 Nov 2023

We are proud to announce the advancement of 12 distinguished colleagues to the role of Associate. Their expertise and commitment have consistently driven our firm’s high standards and contributed to our ongoing success.

20 Oct 2023

We acknowledge with deep sadness the passing of Libby Christie AM. Libby dedicated six impactful years on the Northrop Board. She was a steadfast pillar of passion, strength, and optimism. Beyond her role as a Director with our firm, Libby contributed significantly to the arts, and both public and private sectors in Australia.

10 Oct 2023

Walking into our Melbourne office, there is a definite buzz in the air. At a time when many businesses are struggling to get their people back to the office, it’s exciting to see a team that wants to be there.

28 Aug 2023

Director of Northrop and Structural Engineer Karlie Collis, also sits on the Board of Collaborative Reporting for Safer Structures (CROSS) Australasia. Supported by a group of industry experts, CROSS provides a tool that allows anyone to report near misses or failures confidentially and with minimal time investment. This information and any lessons learned is then freely and widely shared, with the aim of achieving a safer construction industry.

10 Aug 2023

While Northrop has been around since 1976, this week marks the 20th anniversary of the opening of our Central Coast office. Trevor Clack, who at the time was a Graduate Structural Engineer, now Northrop Director and Central Coast Manager, saw the opportunities unfolding in the region and opened a small office in Terrigal in August 2003.

6 Jul 2023

The way many of us work today is significantly different from how we worked four or five years ago. For many, hybrid working is the norm, while the much-talked-about, and very real, war on talent means businesses need to create employment opportunities and experiences that encompass far more than the day-to-day role and responsibilities. Leading Northrop’s People and Culture initiatives is Clarissa Fraser.

29 May 2023

“There’s certainly a buzz and a positive sentiment around the long-term growth of South East Queensland right now,” says Jeremy Sue, Northrop Associate, Structural Engineer and Brisbane Leader. Jeremy joined Northrop in 2018 and has lived and worked in the Brisbane region for close to two decades. Taking the reins of our 60-strong Brisbane team earlier this year, Jeremy believes that the positivity in the region is spearheaded by some key developments.


22 May 2023

The Northrop team donned their best party shirts, joining Ronald McDonald House volunteers, and our wonderful sponsors and clients for this year’s charity golf day. Held at Waratah Golf Course on Friday 12th May, 124 players across 31 teams joined in the fun and frivolity, all in the name of a great cause.

22 Mar 2023

At Northrop, our clients are at the heart of everything we do, and we're proud to celebrate their success as we continue to grow together. Our Sydney office recently celebrated their annual Beer and Cheese Tasting event.

20 Mar 2023

Northrop held another of their renowned Beer and Cheese evenings in Melbourne last week, hosting valued friends of the industry in our office.

13 Mar 2023

A hugely rewarding part of the work we do at Northrop is helping to build and shape our communities while positively impacting our environment – and our long-term work on the Huntlee project in the wine district of NSW’s Hunter Valley is the perfect example of that in action.

8 Mar 2023

Helping to attract more women to the construction industry has always been important to Northrop Principal and Sydney Business Development Manager, Isabel Duffy.  Over the last 12 months, Isabel has partnered with several influential women and organisations across the sector, to launch 100 Women in Construction. 

3 Mar 2023

It is with great sadness that we share the news of Kevan (Kev) Meldrum passing. Kev was a former Principal and Senior Civil Engineer of Northrop - above all he loved the company and its people.

2 Mar 2023

We are pleased to announce that as part of our decarbonisation strategy, for a second year running, we are Climate Active certified as a carbon neutral organisation. Improving the detail and accuracy of our reporting and, most importantly, reducing our emissions, we were able to satisfy Climate Active’s requirements.

There was plenty to discuss at Victoria Property Council’s Sustainability Outlook breakfast held at Zinc at Fed Square in February 2023. Northrop was proud to be a co-sponsor of this event, which brought together leaders across the industry to share their ‘what next’ for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles.

Excited to share that Northrop has been successful in winning five workplace awards based on surveyed graduates working in the business.  

Northrop is proud to announce our recent partnership with the Materials & Embodied Carbon Leaders’ Alliance (MECLA). This partnership is a significant step towards our commitment for every Northrop project to be carbon neutral and climate resilient by 2030.

23 Jan 2023

For most of us, the prospect of running one marathon is daunting enough. For Northrop undergraduate Rory Cheal and three of his friends, however, that would merely be classed as a warm-up.

8 Dec 2022

Ibby truly lights the way with her exceptional contribution as a passionate electrical and specialist lighting design engineer for over 35 years. It’s only fitting that on 4 November 2022, at the Illuminating Engineering Society (IESANZ) Award Night, she received the highest award achievable in the lighting industry - the Dick Chappell Memorial Award - in recognition of her 32-year contribution to the lighting industry and 12 years of active voluntary work in the IES NSW Chapter Management Committee.

30 Nov 2022

We’re excited to announce the appointment of three new Northrop Principals (owners): James Gilligan, Isabel Duffy and Nicholas Boey. These appointments recognise their contribution and influence as leaders within Northrop and the industry, their passionate commitment to the success of our business, and the value they provide to our clients.

29 Nov 2022

Wishing all our clients, partners, and staff a happy holiday season. We close for the holidays. Click on 'Read more' below to find our office closure dates. Here’s to 2023 - Thank you for your continued support.

14 Nov 2022

Sizzling bacon and eggs and fresh coffee welcomed players, sponsors and our people to Northrop’s legendary annual Charity Golf Day. Held at Waratah Golf Course on October 21, Ronald McDonald House volunteers fired up their barbecues to treat the group to breakfast, before 31 teams headed off for 18 holes.

9 Nov 2022

The global pandemic has fundamentally changed how we use our commercial and office spaces, and there are key areas to consider when working on these new fit-out projects. 

3 Nov 2022

Mass timber construction is gaining swift momentum in Australia. So what do you need to consider in your designs?  We tackled some insightful questions posed in our recent webinar - Mass Timber Structures for Sustainable Buildings. Read more to find out our answers!


25 Oct 2022

Alan Margaris has what our clients and his team truly value - deep technical expertise, a long history in the construction industry and a passion for electrical engineering.

Discover how our clients benefit from his experience and read about one of the innovative projects he has led - the NRMA roll out of Australia’s largest EV fast-charging networks across 31 NSW sites. Plus why you might want to get some BBQ tips from him! 


14 Oct 2022

We’re excited to announce the appointment of fourteen new Northrop Associates. Please join us in congratulating Amanda Thomas, Annika Sutherland, Bradley Whiting, Chris Webb, Clachair Venter, Claudia Novati, Gareth Evans, Gavin Saldanha, Laurence Gitzel, Madhulika Joshi, Mitch Ryan, Natalie Ekins Butler, Peter Jameson and Robbie Stevens on reaching this significant milestone.

12 Oct 2022

What is our EV consumer market looking for in charging stations, and what key factors should construction professionals consider for this technology?

21 Sep 2022

An innovative new three-way mentoring program is set to provide support and career development opportunities for young female engineers in regional NSW – and, if successful, could be rolled out nationally.

6 Sep 2022

A familiar part of the Newcastle landscape, Northrop Consulting Engineers is celebrating their 30th anniversary in the region. Established in 1992 by Principal and Northern NSW Business Manager Neil Petherbridge, the Newcastle business has come a long way from a single person office to the well-known thriving business it is today, employing over 130 engineers, designers, draftspeople and business support team members.

29 Aug 2022

There are some exciting things happening in the world of mass timber construction, particularly in Australia! Designs are becoming more complex, sustainability targets are becoming more impressive and timber buildings are getting even bigger, with Sydney and Perth possibly becoming home to the world's tallest hybrid timber skyscrapers.  

26 Aug 2022

Northrop is incredibly proud to be a gold sponsor of Ronald McDonald House, having raised more than $400K over the past 22 years to support the families of sick or injured children. Here's what Ross Bingham, Chief Executive Officer, Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern NSW, kindly said about the longstanding partnership.

17 Aug 2022

Contributing to the local community and beyond is all in a day’s work for Civil and Environmental Engineer, and Bowral Office Manager - Claudia Novati. Hear how Claudia is drawing on the collective ingenuity of the Northrop team, building enduring partnerships and inspiring future generations of women in engineering.

27 Jul 2022

Actions speak louder than words, the adage goes – and when it comes to climate change and the impact that all of us have on our environment, action is certainly where the focus is for Northrop. 

14 Jul 2022

The global pandemic has brought a sharp focus onto the air ventilation requirements of buildings, particularly those that house vulnerable sectors of our society – including the elderly. 

23 Jun 2022

Northrop has launched an annual Women in Northrop (WIN) Leadership Conference, aimed at providing a profound, in person event to invest in meaningful opportunities for women in our industry.  

21 Apr 2022

Northrop Consulting Engineers announces the appointment of Mr Todd Halliday and Mr Mark Sturgess as the new Managing Partners.  

8 Feb 2022

Northrop has been involved in several new and existing school projects integrating sustainability and applying engineering designs for modern learning.

21 Dec 2021

We are proud to offer fully flexible working arrangements to help everyone at the company to work in a way that complements their personal lives and enabling them to realise their full potential.

10 Dec 2021

This month, we received confirmation of being Climate Active certified as a carbon neutral organisation for our 2020-21 financial year!

6 Dec 2021

We’re excited to announce the appointment of four new Northrop Principals (owners); Chris Piper, David Bryceson, Ian Van Eerden and Lachlan McRae.

23 Nov 2021

At Northrop, we are passionate about leading change to create a positive legacy in the built environment. As a signatory to Engineer’s Declare a Climate and Biodiversity Emergency, we are committed to climate action, starting with our own operations and people first.

21 Oct 2021

Northrop has achieved the status of an Authorised Engineering Organisation (AEO) by the Asset Standards Authority (ASA) of Transport for NSW (TfNSW).


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