For Immediate Release
November 7, 2010
Special to Abbotsford, Valley Media:
Abbotsford Technologist Kevin Simoes Wins ASTTBC Professional Achievement Award
Applied Science Technologist Kevin Simoes, Principal of Streamline Design in Abbotsford, has been recognized by his 9,500 member professional association with its Professional Achievement Award in a Vancouver ceremony November 6th.
“Our Professional Achievement Awards are presented to ASTTBC members who’ve distinguished themselves in their particular field of technology, usually through having made a substantial contribution to his or her community,” explains the Executive Director of ASTTBC, John Leech. “We look for outstanding performance in technical or business achievement, career development, and community service.”
After completing general studies at UCFV in 1999, Kevin joined RCM CAD design as a junior technician, becoming a partner and senior designer in the small firm by 2003. Kevin started his own firm, Streamline Design Ltd., in 2004 and in 2008, he launched Streamline Enterprises Ltd. which has since become the Canadian distributor for GRO2 – green roofs and living wall systems.
Working with heavy log and timber, Streamline has completed projects in Canada, the USA and internationally. “Kevin and his team have designed and built log homes in Canada, the U.S., and from Bosnia to the Bahamas – literally! – even in Denmark, Greece, Australia and Russia,” John Leech comments.
The ASTTBC Executive Director concluded, “Kevin is a Registered Building Designer and LEED-accredited professional who credits much of his expertise to the log and timber craftsmen he’s worked with through the years. Kevin has contributed to log building standards and presented at the International Log Builders Association. He has received several design awards through international publications. He was named the local Chamber’s ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year’ in 2008, and remains active with the Abbotsford Downtown Business Association, the Sustainable Business Committee and volunteers with the Environmental Youth Alliance.”
Informed of his award, Kevin responded, “I was surprised and elated to have been chosen to receive the ASTTBC Professional Achievement Award. I’m truly honored. It’s extremely rewarding to be recognized by my peers. I would like to thank ASTTBC for their continued efforts to improve and regulate our industry.”
EDITORS: For further story development, contact –
Kevin Simoes, AS, RBD – (604) 854-2966
John Leech, Executive Director, ASTTBC – (604) 230.5827