Javier Irizarry Wins Regional 'Outstanding Educator Award'

Javier Irizarry accepting award and shaking hands with an Associated Schools of Construction official.
Photo courtesy: Associated Schools of Construction (Javier Irizarry, Ph.D., on right)


Javier Irizarry, associate professor at the School of Building Construction, is the Region 2 recipient of the 2019 Associated Schools of Construction (ASC), Outstanding Educator Award.

In addition to earning a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico, Irizarry holds a Ph.D. in Construction Engineering and Management from Purdue University, and a Master of Engineering Management from the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico.

Irizarry was honored during the 55th Annual International Conference, April 10-13, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. The award recognizes excellence in teaching, contribution to construction education, dedication to the construction profession, and service to the ASC to full-time faculty with a minimum of seven years of teaching experience.

“Since my early days as a faculty member, my teaching philosophy has been one focused on providing hands-on learning experiences in order to reinforce the theories that drive construction knowledge and practice,” Irizarry said. “I am particularly happy to have been able to bring Georgia Tech back to Region 2.”