We are thrilled to share that Douglas Ito of SONICA has most deservedly won the title of Project Manager of The Year!

The Fit Out Awards celebrate excellence in the execution of world-class fit outs, and the people and clients who drive these projects.

If you have worked in the Irish Fit Out industry at any time in the last 20 years, the chances are you have heard of or worked with Doug Ito! Having delivered Google’s first-ever Irish office on Barrow Street, Dublin in 2003 to now running multi-million-euro office fit outs for SONICA, Doug can lay claim to being one of the true pioneers of the Fit Out Project Management in Ireland.

Not only is Doug’s award-winning track record the envy of his peers, but he also continues to be the “go-to” Project Manager for many of SONICA’s multinational clients. His knowledge of complex construction, programme and cost management, sub-contractor selection and coordination, team building and resolute drive to get the job done puts him in a league of his own.

Doug has overseen and led the delivery of three Fit Out Award-winning projects in the last six years alone. In 2015, he won ‘Tourism & Leisure Project of the Year’ for SONICA’s work at the 3Arena. In 2018, he delivered four consecutive projects for HubSpot that won SONICA ‘Fit Out Client of the Year’ A year later, he won his second ‘Tourism & Leisure Project of the Year’ award for delivering the 30,000 sq. ft. National Sport and Science Centre Explorium.

A glowing Donnacha Neary, owner and Managing Director of SONICA said;

“Completing over 250 projects in 35 years is pretty impressive in its own right and a solid reason why clients are naturally drawn to Doug’s expertise. For me, however, it’s Doug’s leadership style that really sets him apart. On site, he provides exceptional support and direction to the team and equally in the boardroom he is a true champion for our Clients’ needs. An exemplar for living our purpose and values at SONICA – huge congrats Doug from the whole team”