ENR Honors Two Parkhill Employees as Top Young Professionals

Category: Engineering

Written By: Travis Cram

Date: February 15, 2018

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Two Parkhill employees were recently named Top Young Professionals in Texas and Louisiana for 2018 by Engineering News-Record. 

Daniel Albus, PE, and Ryan Wilkens, AIA, were two of the 20 winners of the annual contest through the magazine publication. Winners are architects, engineers, builders, infrastructure and water resource experts, project managers, and safety professionals. To be eligible, nominees must be working full time in some aspect of the commercial construction industry in the ENR Texas-Louisiana region, which includes Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Mississippi, and Texas. Those individuals also must be under age 40 at the time nominations were due. 

Other selection criteria included the achievement of or progress toward industry certifications, demonstrated success in creating more efficient systems, designing new processes or managing landmark projects, and significant volunteer work across the industry and within the community. 

“Ryan and Daniel embody what it means for our employees to exceed in designing excellence and as leaders in the communities we serve,” said then-Parkhill CEO and President, Joe Rapier. “They are great representatives not only for Parkhill but all young professionals in their areas of expertise.” 

Daniel is an Associate and licensed professional engineer at Parkhill and an expert in water and wastewater treatment for industries and municipalities. His experience includes the design of several reverse osmosis plants, arsenic treatment plants, facultative lagoons, and activated sludge systems. Daniel’s recent project experience includes an award-winning reverse osmosis plant in Wheeler, Texas; a new wastewater treatment plant in Anton, Texas; and a new headworks facility in Big Spring, Texas. Daniel desires to discover the optimal solution to a client’s current and future treatment needs. 

Ryan is an Associate and licensed architect who has spent time working in the Federal, K-12 Education, Church and the Community Practice areas. Ryan’s recent projects include extensive work with the Department of Defense at Lackland AFB, Fort Sam Houston and Randolph AFB in San Antonio, Lucius D. Clay Kaserne in Wiesbaden, Germany, and Kadena AB in Okinawa Japan. Ryan manages projects across the U.S. for the USDA AMS Cotton and Tobacco Division. He also has experience managing projects at the award-winning Trinity School of Midland, The City of Perryton, and recently the award-winning Rawls College of Business Administration addition at Texas Tech University.