This is the second year Engineered Assemblies is the proud title sponsor of the Emerging Leader Awards.
Great leaders have integrity and self-awareness, express gratitude and empathy, and are keenly sensitive to the reality of their influence. Reading through the nominations, it is clear many candidates are not pursuing leadership intentionally, but have inevitably created an example in initiative and excellence for others to model themselves after for the greater good. We are equally proud to celebrate those who are specifically pursuing leadership and the great responsibility that accompanies it.
Additionally, Engineered Assemblies would like to recognize the altruistic endeavours that characterize many of the nominees. We always live in trying times for some, and the examples of skill and excellence accompanied by selflessness and generosity that distinguish some of our candidates are recognized here.
The philosophy that design matters, in function and form, is a worthy aspiration. It is a noble undertaking to develop great built environments—through environmental sensitivity, design, engineering, and construction—in order to strengthen the health of our societies.
Congratulations to all the nominees of the 2020 Emerging Leader Awards.
The awards honour members of the AEC community who demonstrate excellence, impress and inspire their co-workers, and are well on their way to becoming the next leaders in the profession.
~Jeff Ker, senior technical advisor, Engineered Assemblies.
The winners were honoured during a special, virtual ceremony on December 2, 2020, as part of the Buildings Week. The 2020 Emerging Leader Awards ceremony can be watched in its entirety below.
Emerging Leader Award – Initiative
Sonia Ramundi, OAA
Associate, Williamson Williamson, Toronto
“I am honoured to receive the Emerging Leader Award in the Initiative category! I am incredibly appreciative of the opportunities I have had to take on leadership and mentorship roles both at the office and through the equity group Building Equality in Architecture Toronto (BEAT). It has been a pleasure working alongside so many others in the profession who are committed to design excellence and equity! Thank you to Construction Canada for offering the Emerging Leader Award program, and to Betsy and Shane Williamson for the nomination and their continued support.”
Emerging Leader Award – Leadership
Jesse Klimitz, MRAIC, OAA
Director of business development, BDP Quadrangle, Toronto
“I am honoured to receive an Emerging Leader Award in the Leadership Category. I am thrilled to contribute to the AEC industry through my passions in strategic growth initiatives, team management, and advocacy work, and to be encouraged and supported by my colleagues at BDP Quadrangle. Thank you, Construction Canada and CSC, for celebrating the contributions of future industry leaders.”
Emerging Leader Award – Technology Advancement
Daniel Prescott, P.Eng.
Associate, Mechanical Engineering, DIALOG, Vancouver
“I am very thankful to be the recipient of an Emerging Leader Award. I am grateful for the opportunity and support that DIALOG has provided to drive forward the development of ome very exciting tools and design processes. This has truly been a collaborative effort, and I am excited to see where it takes us, as we move forward into a more sustainable future.”
Emerging Leader Award – Community Contribution
Joseph G. Orobia, MAA, LEED AP
Principal, Architects At Play, Winnipeg
“For over 30 years, supporting cultural and educational causes has been one of my passions, so to be recognized for my contributions to these sectors is truly a fulfilling honour. Thank you to Construction Canada and CSC for reaffirming the importance of community leadership in the AEC professions. Maraming salamat po, merci beaucoup, miigwetch, and thank you very much.”
Emerging Leader Award – Industry Contribution
Loïc Angot, LEED AP
Practice leader | Sustainability, Lemay, Montréal
“It is an honour for me to be recognized among such inspiring individuals. I have been committed to creating better living environments for as long as I have been working in the AEC industry, especially in light of the tremendous climate challenges we face. This award motivates me to push even harder for lasting change.”
Emerging Leader Award – Teamwork
Daniel Norwood, BID, NCIDQ, ARIDO, IDC
Team leader, Figure3, Toronto
“It is such an honour to be recognized with an Emerging Leader Award. Thank you to the entire team at Figure3. I am fortunate to work with such talented and supportive people. If 2020 has shown us one thing, it is that we are stronger when we work together as a team.”
Thank you, jury members: Keith Robinson, RSW, FCSC, FCSI, associate at DIALOG’s Edmonton studio; Corinne Golding, RSW, FCSC, an independent consultant; Steve Londry, LEED AP, principal of Construction Specifications Solutions; and Jeff Ker, senior technical advisor at Engineered Assemblies.