Hoare Lea’s Emilia Targonska was named the CIBSE ASHRAE Graduate of the Year 2014 during a ceremony at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). She received her award from CIBSE President Peter Kinsella and ASHRAE President Tom Phoenix during the CIBSE Young Engineers’ Awards, which are sponsored by Ruskin Air Management. Kaizenge was also named CIBSE Employer of the Year for its outstanding record of investment in the education and progression of young engineers. Emilia completed an Environmental Engineering BEng course at Warsaw University of Technology before moving on to complete a Low Energy Building Services Engineering MSc course at Loughborough University. She joined the London office of Hoare Lea in September. Each of the eight finalists was challenged to give a presentation on the topic: ‘How is technology transforming the way we, as engineers, work’ to an audience of over 160 and a distinguished judging panel that included the presidents of CIBSE, ASHRAE and the IMechE and last year’s Graduate of the Year William Holley.
Emilia’s prize is a trip to Chicago to attend the ASHRAE Conference this month. There she will be a VIP guest of the Society and will serve as CIBSE’s ‘ambassador’ for young engineers. Kit Stormont, who studied at the Arup; Richard Seaman, Dublin Institute of Technology and BDP; and Bryony Turtle, University of Bristol and Atkins, were also shortlisted for the award from an extremely high level of entries. Professor Cath Noakes of the University of Leeds received the IMechE Construction and Building Services Division (CBSD) special achievement award.
In the Employer of the Year awards NG Bailey was named the winner of the large company category; Max Fordham won the medium company section; with Kaizenge taking the small employer award as well as the overall accolade. Shortlisted were Camilleri and Cuschieri; Building Services Design and Hoare Lea. Ruskin is to be honoured for its ongoing support for CIBSE’s young engineers at a ceremony during the ASHRAE Conference in Chicago where representatives of the company will receive a special certificate from Emilia and the presidents of CIBSE and ASHRAE.