Each year the Electric Association’s Consulting Electrical Engineers Division (CEE) selects a small number of electrical engineers from across the industry and recognizes them for their technical merit and service. Among those awards is The Charles Steinmetz Award which is awarded to the consulting electrical engineer who has distinguished himself/herself among his/her peers by innovative design of a project with greater than one million dollars of electrical equipment installed. This year we are pleased to announce that our very own Rosa Lazebnik, PE, REP was selected for this prestigious recognition for her work on our William Jones College Preparatory Academy project.
Rosa served as the lead Electrical Technology Manager on the Jones Academy for the Chicago Public Schools. The project consisted of the design of a 280,000-square-foot replacement school and is unique in that it is a high-rise school building combining many auxiliary spaces used for a number of varying activities. The electrical scope under Rosa’s management included the design of a power distribution system to accommodate the present and exponentially growing power requirements related to implementing innovative Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) curricula, with minimum impact to the first construction cost and future school needs. Rosa also managed key aspects of the building’s life safety design, including the fire alarm system and coordination with security features, emergency power systems, and emergency lighting systems.
The final state-of-the-art school, also designed to achieve a LEED Gold rating, now provides a better learning environment and improved education access for students from Chicago’s under-served multicultural neighborhoods. Primera would like to congratulate Rosa on her achievement and all the other winners of the CEE Awards.
For more information about the Electric Association and the Consulting Electrical Engineers division please visit www.eachicago.org.