ARCHITECT Natalie Geier won a National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) award for her contribution to the Perth Children’s Hospital project.
The Duncraig resident, who is a senior interior designer at Cox Howlett and Bailey Woodland, won the prize for creating the best project at the WA awards function in October.
“I am proud of the contribution I made to the interiors of the new Perth Children’s Hospital on behalf of the Architects Alliance,” Ms Geier said.
“It was a very challenging project on many levels and required a super human commitment from all who worked on it.
“It’s very humbling to have my contribution acknowledged by my peers.”
Ms Geier said the association gave women a voice and support in what is predominately a male-dominated industry.
“NAWIC acknowledges the positive contribution that woman make in the work place and provides learning and development opportunities in their chosen careers,” she said.
NAWIC WA president Rebecca Carrick said the amount of women working in construction was rising annually, and that this year’s winners showcase the variety of career options available for women in the industry.
“The NAWIC Awards celebrate both leaders and up-and-coming women in construction; it’s important to recognise the contribution and value women add to the construction workforce,” she said.
2017 NAWIC Awards winners
– Swan Group Crystal Vision: Kate West, Consulting Group Leader at Arup
– Wood & Grieve outstanding contribution to construction: Noreen O’Shea, APP Corporation senior project manager
– Shape outstanding achievement in safety award: Jenny Jones, BGC Contracting national health and safety manager
– APP creating the best project: Natalie Geier from The Perth Children’s Hospital Architects Alliance
– Gainsborough social responsibility in construction: Tina Godden, WA Country Health Service acting program manager
– Probuild young achiever: Claire Lynch, APP Corporation project manager
– CBRE lifetime achievement: Linda Hamilton, Buildcraft WA director and owner
– HASSELL innovation: Shevaun Stringer, Jackson McDonald senior associate
– ARUP diversity and inclusion champion: Shelley Phillipson, Wood and Grieve Engineers national marketing manager