Whitbybird was a privately owned structural engineering consultancy, founded in 1984 by Mark Whitby and Bryn Bird. It was initially named Whitby and Bird, then Whitby Bird & Partners and finally Whitbybird. The practice was joined in 1984 by Mike Crane and shortly afterward Tony Greatorex who were to form the core partnership until they incorporated in October 2000. In 2005 they had 300 staff members, six offices in the UK and one in Dubai.
In 2004 they won 30 awards from the Royal Institute of British Architects (including London Building of the Year), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Royal Fine Art Commission, the Civic Trust, the British Council for Offices, and others. In 2006 it won a Queen's Award for Enterprise for innovation.
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