ANZ region celebrates young engineers in annual awards

The 2022 award winners were joined on stage by the 2020 and 2021 finalists and winners

From left: Alex Shan, Nicholas Wensley, Vanessa Luvio

The CIBSE Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) region celebrated its rising stars at the annual Young Engineers Awards in July.

Nicholas Wensley, undergraduate sustainability consultant at Northrop Consulting engineers and University of South Wales, won the Student of the Year award for his video entry that included direct and indirect sustainability initiatives for designing a building with an infinite budget.

Vanessa Luvio, graduate mechanical engineer at Northrop Consulting Engineers, took the Haris Moraitis Award for Graduate of the Year, impressing the judges with her passion for implementing smart and sustainable solutions in building services design.

The Jack Pirie Award for Young Engineer of the Year went to Alex Shan, senior mechanical engineer at Cundall, for his compelling video highlighting how crucial communal spaces are to human flourishing.

The 2022 winners were joined on stage by the 2020 and 2021 finalists and winners, who were also honored for their achievements, having not been able to have an in-person celebration for the past two years.

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