West Perth-based MKDC has taken out one of the top honours at the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) awards.
Interior designers Kathleen Kusinski and Melanie Marshall received the ISIS Crystal Vision award for their commitment to advancing and furthering the interests of women in the construction industry.
The all-female MKDC, launched 21 years ago, employs 12 women and has contributed to more than $50 million worth of contracts to the WA construction industry over the past two years.
“When we started our business many years ago we were ambitious and wanted to be leaders in our field and winning this award is recognition of the hard work that has gone into developing MKDC into one of WA’s great design studios,” Ms Kusinski said.
“It is such an honour to be recognised for advancing the careers of women in the construction industry.”
NAWIC WA president Hayley McBride said she was thrilled with the calibre of exceptional women who had been nominated for the awards this year.
Winners for the 2013 NAWIC Awards of Excellence:
ISIS Crystal Vision Award
MKDC – Melanie Marshall and Kathleen Kusinski
Lend Lease Innovation in Design Award
Aurecon – Amanda Pryce
Bremick Outstanding Contribution to Construction Award
Brookfield Multiplex Australasia – Kavita Devaharan
Encycle Consulting Triple Bottom Line Sustainability Award
Norman Disney & Young – Leigh Gibb
Swan Office Interiors Tradeswoman, Apprentice or Student of the Year Award
Doric Contractors – Kristy Dyson