Zamaneh Khoshdel wins Emerging Leader Award

Zamaneh Khoshdel, Associate, has won the 2020 National Association of Women in Construction (Victoria, Australia) Emerging Leader Award which was presented on Friday, March 26th at an awards ceremony in Melbourne, Australia, by Symal Group CEO Nabeel Sadaka (pictured left).

The NAWIC awards recognise the successes of women working in the construction industry. The awards ceremony publicly acknowledges these successes and the hard work and energy of all nominees and award winners.

Inhabit is a proud member of NAWIC and sponsor of the Victorian Awards with an informed and active pathway to address gender equality. Globally, Inhabit has 32% women in its workforce, comprising engineers, architects and industry-leading experts across a variety of disciplines servicing the construction industry.

Congratulating Zamaneh on the award Wayne Sanderson, Regional Director Australia and New Zealand, said:

“The Emerging Leader Award is recognition of the initiative and outstanding role Zamaneh has played within Inhabit and within the construction industry. She has constructively challenged the way we build façades in Australia, seeking sustainable design solutions while collaborating with colleagues and industry peers. Zamaneh’s willingness to educate and mentor the next generation of designers at Inhabit and her tertiary teaching has provided a wider platform to influence the next generation of design professionals.”

With a Master’s Degree in Architectural Engineering and Building Systems from Milan University, Zamaneh has over a decade of design experience gained from assignments in Europe, Asia and Australia. Her desire to bring challenging geometries and novel façade ideas to clients is complemented by her delivery expertise and knowledge of sustainable design and energy efficient solutions. Since joining Inhabit as a Senior Façade Consultant in 2015 Zamaneh has actively undertaken to continually refine her skillset to deliver outstanding technical, educational and more recently business development outcomes.

Zamaneh is currently a Co-Lecturer for a course of Advanced Construction Technology and a tutor for a course of Construction Analysis at Melbourne University and has been a lecturer in Sustainable Façade and Materials at RMIT University in Melbourne.