Spotlights

2022 Women in Construction: Christella Xu, Elite Builders and Management

Starting out in the construction business, who or what empowered you?
I feel empowered when I’m in control, and making positive decisions based on my vision—my story—and I believe real empowerment comes when I

2022 Women in Construction: Hannah Gerard, Shawmut Design and Construction

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months?
In 2021, I turned over a private residence in New York City. The project included custom millwork throughout, a custom staircase, several walkable skylights and

2022 Women in Construction: Ilva Godo, Shawmut Design and Construction

Why should women consider a career in construction?
There is a variety of careers in construction outside

New York Real Estate Journal presents 2022 Women in Construction Spotlight

New York, NY The New York Real Estate Journal published its annual Women in Construction Spotlight.

2022 Women in Construction: Diana Chang, Tempco Glass Fabrication

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months?
Coordinated a 40,000 s/f job in Carle Place, N.Y. We love when we are able to be a part of the process from the beginning stages of the project to help the

2022 Women in Construction: Jordan Crouse, Lendlease

What advice would you offer to other women getting into the construction industry?
There is a divide between supers and PMs and I implore all in the industry—not just women—to try to ignore that divide as best they

2022 Women in Construction: Christina Champness, Lendlease

What advice would you offer to other women getting into the construction industry?
Early in my career, someone told me make sure to “take a seat at the table.” You should not only be present but, more importantly,

2022 Women in Construction: Sophia Tampakis, Lilker Associates Consulting Engineers, P.C.

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months?
I started working on the mechanical design of a hotel in midtown Manhattan in 2017 that propelled me into a client-facing role and gave me the opportunity to

2022 Women in Construction: Gabriela Fernandez, Lilker Associates Consulting Engineers, P.C.

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months?
Mandarin Oriental Hotel 685 Fifth Ave.—a 29-floor residential building with the first four floors existing—was my first big project. It was challenging working with the

2022 Women in Construction: Suzanne Marie Musho, New York Institute of Technology

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months?
My most notable projects in the last 12 months include the projects that created amazing learning environments with the students of New York Tech, and also involved the