As principal and director of the Technology Consulting Engineering practice for ESD and as leader of the firm's IT operations, Steve Monforton guides strategic vision and services to connect facility technology infrastructure and systems. He possesses expertise in the engineering and application of technology systems and infrastructure in mission critical, commercial, industrial and campus environments.
"ESD's New Headquarters was Built and Designed to Be Adapted on the Fly." Co-author. Engineered Systems. August 2018.
“Power over Ethernet Design Considerations.” TechFest. Speaker. April 27, 2016.
- "Technology in Real Estate." BUILTWORLDS. Speaker. May 2015.
Electric Association Hall of Fame -- October 2018
Excellence in Engineering – Illinois Chapter / Regional, ASHRAE, Motorola Mobility Corporate Headquarters, 2014
Project of the Year, CoreNet REAL Awards, Motorola Mobility Corporate Headquarters, 2014
Best Projects of the Year – Interior Design / Tenant Improvements, ENR Midwest, Motorola Mobility Corporate Headquarters, 2014
- Best Projects of 2011, ENR Midwest, BP Bright Lights, 2011
- Excellence in Engineering Award, ASHRAE Illinois, HSBC, 2010
- Green Development of the Year, NAIOP, HSBC, 2009
- Green Development of the Year, NAIOP, HSBC, 2008
- Citation of Merit, Sustainable Design Awards: Commercial Category, AIA Chicago, Exelon Headquarters, 2007
- Technology Award, 2nd Place, ASHRAE Region VI, Exelon Headquarters, 2007
- Excellence in Engineering, ASHRAE Illinois, Exelon Headquarters, 2006
- Citation of Merit, Interior Architecture Awards: Commercial Category, AIA, Exelon Headquarters, 2005
- Technology Award, Honorable Mention, ASHRAE, Regional, ABN AMRO, 2005
- Excellence in Engineering Award, ASHRAE Illinois, ABN AMRO, 2004
- Construction Award of Excellence, Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Mid Tennessee Chapter, Verizon Wireless Call Center- Murfreesburo, 2004
- Excellence in Engineering Award, ASHRAE Illinois, ABN AMRO, 2003
- Distinguished Building Award, Executive Conference Dining Facility, AIA Chicago, ABN AMRO, 1999