The Vaughan Constructions team would like to congratulate Matthew Ryan on taking home the prestigious 'Florence M Taylor Award' at the Victorian Master Builders Association Apprentice of the Year 2019, awards ceremony last night.
Mrs Florence M Taylor MBE was an Honorary Member of the Australian Institute of Building and Life Member of the Master Builders Association of New South Wales.
Florence M Taylor was a very distinguished member of the Australian Building Industry.
In 1922 she graduated as an architect from Sydney Technical School being the only female student amongst 200 men. In 1923 she became the first woman to join the Australian Institute of Architects.
In 1957 Florence M Taylor, at the age of 79, became the first women life member of the Master Builders Association.
Judging for this award is based on academic performance – successful completion of schooling and the pursuit of further studies. The person will also show perseverance, integrity, ability to mix with others, willingness to follow instructions, confidence in giving instructions and determination to resolve issues.
Matthew reflects all of these qualities.
Matthew started with Vaughan in October 2016 while he was completing his Certificate 3 in Carpentry. He is now in his final year of completing a Diploma in Construction Management at the Holmesglen Institute.
After a career in the hospitality industry, owning and managing restaurants and pubs, Matthew made the decision to make the move to pursue a career in the construction industry.
As a mature age student, Matthew has to juggle the responsibilities of family life and studies. His unwavering dedication to both has seen him reach every success and a deserving recipient of this award.
In his time at Vaughan, Matthew has an impressive portfolio of projects, including:
- The Woolworths MSRDC project in Lyndhurst, Victoria – a 70,000m², 45 meters tall, fully automated highbay structure.
- A 15,500m² facility for premium beverage manufacturers, MADE Group in Dandenong, Victoria.
- The state-of-the-art Loreto Mandeville Hall Auditorium in Toorak, Victoria.
- He is currently delivering a 13,000m² cold storage, warehouse and office facility for leading wholesale foodservice distributor, Bidfood.
Congratulations to Matthew! The Vaughan team is exceptionally proud of your achievement.