Award for Green Building's Hidden Hands

Helen Hill
Friday, January 23, 2015

EAPS congratulations to Operations and Facilities Manager Scott Wade who has been selected to receive MIT's 2015 Serving the Client Excellence Award. Scott will be honored in an Institute wide ceremony in March.

In an effort to provide ongoing support and value to our department, Scott's responsibilities have, especially in the past couple of years, grown to include space accounting management (formerly the province of the Administrative Officer (AO)), project management for small lab build outs (alleviating the need to hire external managers), and proactive participation in the Building 54 Steering Committe, a group tasked, in conjunction with architectural firm Ellenzweig, to execute a comprehensive feasibility study of  department space (across buildings 54, E25, N9, 37, NW13 and 24) for review by the MIT Corporation.

Not only have these increased responsibilities become part of his expected role, but also he has incorporated them with a high level of quality, commitment, and demonstrable success.," says EAPS AO, Michael Richard. "Scott is a great contributor who has consistently taken on increasing levels of responsibility as well as taking initiative to meet the department's build out needs with a proactive, assertive eye for the bottom line that has resulted in getting more done with less money. Scott is a very important member of the HQ staff and I'm delighted that his efforts are being recognized Institute wide."

While Scott may be something of a hidden face for many in our department, among the projects everyone will recognise, are the extensive lobby revitalisation that took place early last year, resulting in replacement of long missing and broken windows, redecoration, and the fitting of the much appreciated staff directory and news screens. This was very much Scott's project. From securing Major Repair Operations funding from the Institute, to avoid drawing on departmental funds, to climbing up a ladder to network the news screen.

For all of this - a BIG EAPS Thank-you!

This year's ceremony includes presentation of the 2015 Excellence Awards and the Collier Medal. It will take place on Wednesday, March 11 at 3 pm in the Kresge Auditorium followed by an MIT community reception. All are welcome.



Scott Wade is EAPS Operations and Facilities Manager. He joined MIT in 2003, and has worked in EAPS since 2004. 

Past EAPS Excellence Awardees

Previous EAPS winners have included Francis Dudas (Dudás an MIT "Unsung Hero" EAPS News, 2013), Christopher Hill (2011 in the Innovative Solutions category for his work as part of the Massachusetts Green High-Performance Computing Center Team), and Vicki McKenna (2006 also in the Unsung Hero category)