Arjan Habraken was awarded "Structural Engineer of the Year 2020" by VNconstructeurs, KPE Groep, Hoger Technisch Instituut, Building Holland.

The jury looked at the following 4 criteria:
• criterion 1: Innovative and appealing constructions
• criterion 2: Social relevance
• criterion 3: Contributing to and making visible the development in the field
• criterion 4: Contribution to good cooperation within project teams

“This title is for me an extra motivation to continue developing structures with efficient use of resources. As structural engineers we have a large impact on the footprint of projects and therefore should take a leading role in future developments towards circular buildings. The working field of structural engineers must expand, education must change, and research is needed to develop new innovative certified products. I do hope our paths will cross during this trip.”