Peter Boardman has been lucky enough to be involved in the Brick Bay Folly Project for the last 2 awards as a judge.  The annual Brick Bay Folly projects are inspired by a quirky interpretation of an architectural ‘structure’ and challenge new architects to stretch wide their imagination.  Being part of the judging panel along with Cheshire Architects Ltd, Resene and Unitec, Peter helps mentor and offer technical support to the designers.

In architecture, a folly is an ornamental structure that lacks practical purpose. The Brick Bay Folly Project began in 2015 and entry into the 2023 Folly are now open:

The most recent Brick Bay Folly winner was The Nest in 2021 designed by Joseph Trace, Brandon Carter-Chan and Nicholas Rowsby - three recent graduates of Auckland University's School of Architecture. The sculpture has now been officially opened to the public.


In response to growing client demands for structural engineering support in the Bay of Plenty, we have recently opened an office in Tauranga.

Tim Swager has joined us as Engineering Manager, Tauranga and he is tasked with building our BOP team and delivering innovative structural solutions to clients in the region.

Peter Boardman, Structure Design's founding Director says:

"Tauranga and the wider Bay of Plenty region is a growth area. We want to bring a focus on innovation and sustainable design to structural engineering in the region. We're delighted to have Tim onboard. His timber engineering background, as well as his experience in designing a wide range of structures, means we can partner with architects, clients and other consultants on the ground combining the best of everyone's thinking to create designs that better meet client objectives, bring the architecture to life, and leave a positive legacy for future generations."


If you'd like more information or would like to talk to us about a project you have in the pipeline, please contact Tim on mobile 021 025 19527, or email him at or connect with him on linked in here.