Ryan Rodrigues, now working for HurleyPalmerFlatt, faced off against eight other graduate
hopefuls on the shortlist to win the award, which seeks to reward the innovative
thinking, hard work and skill that is necessary to secure a bright future for
the built environment sector.
To win the award, shortlisted graduates had to give a four
minute presentation on the theme of collaboration, and how it can be used to
improve buildings and building performance.
The CIBSE awards reflect the vitally important role
that young engineers - and their employers - have to play in futureproofing the
built environment and supporting the UK economy. Nick Mead, President of
CIBSE, said: “We are used to seeing the absolute cream of the UK’s engineering
talent at these awards, but the standard was particularly high this year and
the bar was raised yet again.”
addition to being named Graduate of the Year, Ryan Rodrigues also wins a trip
to Orlando, Florida, to attend the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating
and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)’s Winter Conference as a guest