An avocado rancher, an Ironman triathlete, a star college quarterback, and a semi-retired mountain guide are among the 40 brightest stars in the AEC universe-and they're all under age 40.
They and 36 others have been chosen by the editors of Building Design+Construction from among 244 outstanding entrants in our second annual "40 Under 40" competition.
All 40 excel in their professional roles as architects, engineers, contractors, designers, and AEC business developers, while giving back to their communities and professional societies.
And somehow these remarkable young professionals still find time off the clock to expand their horizons.
To meet the next generation of leadership in the AEC industry, please turn the page.
BS CE, University of Notre Dame
Co-founded structural engineering firm in 2003.
Specializes in structural glass and tension structures; also experienced in conventional structures, façade and structural glazing projects, theatrical rigging, and amusement park rides.
Collaborates with top design firms, including Studio Daniel Libeskind, Rafael Viñoly Architects, and Studio/Gang.
Currently engineering glass sidewalks and exterior staircases.
Guest lecturer, architecture and engineering studios, Colorado University at Boulder and Denver.
Presented design workshops on structural glass and other engineering systems for the AIA 10x10 lecture series.
Following 9/11, worked with Structural Engineers Association of New York to assess structures at Ground Zero.
He and his wife Elizabeth are expecting their first child in March.
Most exciting trip: Tikal, Guatemala.
Cooks to relax. Favorite dish: salmon with a pink cream sauce.
BS, Fordham University
Oversees "Group 1," firm's largest division, with annual revenues of $50 million and some of the firm's biggest projects in the residential, hospitality, and commercial sectors.
Established the firm's Florida division; spent eight years making the firm Southeast Florida's largest general contractor.
Worked at family's concrete business for two years after college until personally recruited by Suffolk Construction CEO John Fish.
$38 million Boston Opera House restoration
Six-star Mandarin Oriental Boston
28-story Archstone Boston Common apartment tower
Led firm's efforts to revitalize an East Boston neighborhood for hometown edition of ABC's "Extreme Makeover" television show.
Utilizing his construction background to help his community renovate its 100-year-old Milton (Mass.) Library.
BArch, MArch, MBA, Washington University in St. Louis
Mid-Atlantic leader for workplace strategy and facility planning.
Increased D.C. office sales by 300% and project profits by 50%.
Heavily involved in WorkPlace 2020, the GSA's workplace strategies and processes initiative.
Lead facility planner on the U.S. Capitol Complex Master Plan; lead programmer on GSA's central office headquarters relocation and the Department of Homeland Security Program of Requirements.
European and Middle East work focused on planning, design, and project management for higher education, corporate, institutional, and private-sector projects.
Faculty member, CoreNet Global Learning.
Frequent guest lecturer and recognized workplace strategist.
Runs online dating service ( ) with her husband, whom she met online. A portion of the site's proceeds goes to activist causes and charities.
This workplace strategist's favorite movie: "Office Space."