Spotlights

2022 Women in Construction: Stacey Dackson, Structure Tone

What advice would you offer to other women getting into the construction industry?
The advice for women getting into the construction industry is: Be clear in your communication; know your worth; have the courage of your

2022 Women in Construction: Kamillah Ramos, SWBR

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months?
My greatest recent achievement has been becoming a registered architect in the state of New York. Since young women of Latin heritage are statistically underrepresented in the

2022 Women in Construction: Katie Hamel, Aurora Contractors, Inc.

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months?
My greatest professional achievement this year would be my current role as lead estimator on Aurora’s largest project to date. As the only female lead estimator at

2022 Women in Construction: Nelya Sachakova, RKTB Architects

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months?
In Jamaica, Queens, construction is about to start on a 3-K school facility that stands out among the projects I’ve worked on in the last year or so. The RKTB team has designed an

2022 Women in Construction: Jennifer Meilan, 71 Visuals

What advice would you offer to other women getting into the construction industry?
My advice to women getting into the

2022 Women in Construction: Andrea Steele, Andrea Steele Architecture

What advice would you offer to other women getting into the architecture/construction industry?
You cannot think of the built building as your deferred fulfillment, or the recognition that may follow as your validation. You must enjoy the

2022 Women in Construction: Antonia Walker, Body Lawson Associates Architects and Planners

Starting out in the architecture/construction business, who empowered you?
My first job was in the employ of the on-site architect and construction administrator working on the south side of Ellis Island, at the former hospital facility for

2022 Women in Construction: Ella Seacrest, Shawmut Design and Construction

Why should women consider a career in construction?
Opportunities in the construction industry are endless and it makes so much sense to encourage both men and women to enter the field. Projects in construction continue to

2022 Women in Construction: Patricia Polenz, Lightpath

Who within your own firm has helped you succeed within the construction industry?
Our engineers!! Their expertise gave me a very different perspective about building infrastructure. From basement meet me rooms, to roof and riser rights, and

2022 Women in Construction: Lisa Levine, Shawmut Design and Construction

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months?
The last 12 months have continued to be a challenge for everyone, but in my opinion the construction world has had it especially tough with