Winner

David Traynor MCIAT 

The 85th recipient of the Gold Award is David Traynor MCIAT for dedicated service to the Northern Ireland Region and the Institute.

David first joined our Institute on 7 December 1994. He has been an inspirational member and role model of
CIAT and the Northern Ireland Regional Committee for more than 20 years. He has served our Institute with impeccable integrity and adoration and served as the Northern Ireland Regional Councillor from 2004–19. During his term of office, he totally reformed and restructured the Northern Ireland Regional representation by providing the encouragement, guidance and foundation to develop the Region into the huge success story it is today.

The consequences of David’s devoted efforts have resulted in that he has enhanced CIAT’s presence and recognition throughout the province and within the construction industry. This has contributed in illustrating the high level of professionalism and recognition in which CIAT members currently receive from its peers and wider industry circles.

David’s contribution to his institute continued in 2010 when he was elected on to the Finance Committee, a position that he held until 2019. During this period, he became ATSL Director and from 2015–18 the ATSL Chair. He continued to serve in these roles until 2019 clocking up an incredible 15 years on Council. His hardworking selfless attitude and passion for his profession and his Institute has brought together a strong and extremely proactive Regional membership and committee, where his fellow members are aspiring to follow his example.

David continues to give his time freely to the Institute and unremittingly attends events were he continuously promotes the discipline of Architectural Technology and CIAT. He has been influential and instrumental in the Northern Ireland Region’s efforts to host two of the Institute’s most successful AGMs in Belfast and worked tirelessly to go the extra mile to help create some of the most popular AGM weekends for CIAT.

David is a hugely respected and admired member of CIAT and the Region 15 membership and he is held in the highest esteem from the wider Architectural Technology profession. The unmatched dedication he provides and the personal way in which he applies it is remarkable. He is a true and selfless advocate for CIAT and thoroughly deserves to be a recipient of this Gold Award.