unsung heroes

By looking at the architectural output of big names like Frank Gehry and Daniel Liebeskind, one realizes that the unsung heroes of today's habitats are the structural engineers. In music this was sorted out once the institution of the conductor was established--late in the 19th century with the likes of Rubinstein, Nikitsch and Mahler. Architects are the equivalent of composers while structural engineers are of the conductors'. Then, we have those individuals who embody the best of two worlds, such as Santiago Calatrava, or Gustav Mahler.

In your profession, who are the unsung heroes? Moreover, what will you do about it?