ACEC Colorado Bestows Two Honor Awards at 2023 Annual Conference 

Philip B. Cardi accepts the Orley O. Phillips Award from Gray Clark, PE, ACEC Colorado 2022-23 President.

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado (ACEC Colorado) honored Philip B. Cardi and Dr. Greg Kingsley, PE during the Annual Meeting and Honor Award Luncheon ceremony on May 4 at the Denver Marriott Westminster.

The Orley O. Phillip’s Award is nominated by the Past Presidents’ Council to recognize a member who has made a significant contribution to the profession, ACEC Colorado and its programs. The 2023 Orley O. Phillip’s Award recipient is Philip B. Cardi, one of ACEC Colorado’s trusted and valued Sustaining Members.

As a founding partner of Cardi and Schulte, Cardi has been a leader in advocating for and representing design professionals for more than four decades and received ACEC Colorado’s 2005 President’s Award. He has presented numerous seminars and programs to design professionals, contractors, public works officials, and attorneys on the subject of construction law and was the original author of, “The Fundamentals of Construction Litigation,” a chapter in West Publishing’s Colorado Methods of Practice. After years of accomplishments representing design professionals in litigation, Cardi’s practice currently focuses primarily on contract drafting, negotiation and business consultation services.

“We are honored to recognize Phil Cardi, whose professional efforts and personal commitment to advancing the consulting engineering profession is exceptional. Thank you for your continued support over the years and dedication to supporting Colorado engineers, land surveyors and architects,” said ACEC Colorado 2022-23 President Gray Clark, PE, and president of Lakewood-based Muller Engineering Company.

The second honor award, the George Washington Award, was bestowed to Dr. Greg Kingsley, PE, president and CEO of Golden-based KL&A Engineers and Builders. This award is nominated by the ACEC Colorado membership and approved by the Board of Directors for someone who has made a lasting impact on the consulting engineering profession in Colorado.

Dr. Kingsley has been the CEO of KL&A Engineers & Builders since 2003, growing the firm organically from 20 to nearly 120 in 2023. During his tenure, he became committed to the idea that engineers must take a leadership position in addressing climate change. He formed both Team Mass Timber and Team Carbon to provide outreach and expertise to the industry and has spoken publicly to hundreds of groups on the responsibility and role of the structural engineer in reducing embodied carbon.

“It is my distinct privilege to recognize Greg, who has been a worldwide leader in helping define the Structural Engineer’s role in addressing climate change. He is outspoken in challenging structural engineers to become leaders in managing the effects of embodied carbon on global warming potential,” commented Brant Lahnert, PE, ACEC Colorado’s 2023-24 president, and principal engineer at KL&A Engineers and Builders.

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