Liza Ringdahl, UDIA Women in Property award winner 11th Jul. 2011
Liza Ringdahl, one of ThomsonAdsett's commercial directors, was recently recognised by the Urban Development Institute of Australia (Qld) as having demonstrated Outstanding Achievement in Professional and Development Services at the organisation's annual Women in Property awards.
The UDIA award is designed to recognise women in property who demonstrate an outstanding contribution to the development industry, and their advancements towards changing the face of a traditionally male-dominated sector.
The judges were impressed with Liza's comprehensive management of complex projects under strict and challenging timelines, demonstrating her commitment to project delivery. The judges also noted her strong focus on mentoring team members, and her inspiring leadership qualities.
Head of ThomsonAdsett's commercial discipline Tony Houston hasn’t looked back since he employed Liza as a graduate architect in 2003.
"With her dedication and ability, Liza has shown what it’s possible for an architect to accomplish in a short period of time," said Houston.
"In eight years Liza’s career progression has seen her become a shareholder of the practice, a director of our Commercial division and she now currently sits on our board of directors. She has really shown the way for our younger staff in forging a path to a leadership position at ThomsonAdsett.
"Certainly she proven herself to be an exemplary architect and colleague, and I congratulate her wholeheartedly on this award."
Liza has delivered significant commercial, retail, education and government infrastructure projects throughout Australia. Recent projects include the Collingwood Park Shopping Centre, the Centro Toombul upgrade and a suite of 55 school halls and classroom upgrades as part of the Building the Education Revolution Federal Government programme.
Pictured: Sarah Persijn (HopgoodGanim Lawyers) presenting Liza Ringdahl (ThomsonAdsett) with her award.