2019 Women in Building Services: Allison Shannon, SWBR

February 19, 2019 - Spotlights

Name: Allison Shannon

Title: Senior Associate/Senior Project Manager

Company Name:  SWBR             

How many years have you been in your current field? 16

List up to three CRE organizations that you are currently a member of: 

  • AIA, 
  • Construction Specifications Institute

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months? 
John Walton Spencer School 16, a $32 million elementary school gut rehabilitation that includes a gymnasium, kitchen and classroom addition.

What trend(s) do you predict to dominate your industry in 2019? 
Continued focus on enhancing school security as well as bringing new technologies into the classroom as teaching techniques continue to evolve.

Which of your philanthropic endeavors are you most proud of?
I real enjoy tutoring for the Help Me Read program at Enrico Fermi School 17. This Rochester city school houses a bilingual program where students learn to read and speak in both English and Spanish.  I am constantly amazed by their ability to learn to read and comprehend two languages at the same time.  These students inspire me!

What does it mean to you to be a team player? 
Being a team player envolves stepping up when needed even if it means taking a backseat for the good of the project and the project team.  Always put your team first!  



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