2023 40 Under 40: Emily Royal, PE, LEED AP BD+C, 35
Technical Service Leader, Electrical Engineering, BG Buildingworks; MS, Architectural Engineering, University of Kansas
Royal is always on the go, those who know her say, whether it’s her academic pursuits, personal interests or being a steward helping others. As an experienced senior project engineer, Royal manages multiple projects while collaborating with internal and external teams. She is often requested by clients for projects and to facilitate interaction with multidisciplinary teams. She has developed power and lighting designs, performed site surveys and provided construction administration services. Royal has also been an adjunct lecturer and is currently pursuing her doctorate in electrical engineering. As the electrical services leader, Royal oversees the electrical engineering elements the firm provides for its clients. She continuously hones her abilities through a hands-on learning approach to building systems and their real-world applications. As a consultant, Royal focuses on relationship building and ethical business practices. She has presented multiple times for internal and external teams including lunch and learns, continuing education, staff retreats and conferences. While at college, Royal was a Division I athlete where she threw shot put and javelin. It was also during her collegiate years she discovered that she loved jumping out of perfectly good airplanes. This love developed into the pursuit of skydiving world records. After years of being a student at educational institutions of all sorts, Royal looks forward to a future as an adjunct professor, hoping to help bridge the gap between academia and real-life engineering experience. Alongside her husband, Royal enjoys traveling and spending time with their boys and furry felines.