Spotlights

2021 Women in Building Services: Leia Sims, KOW Building Consultants

What trends will dominate your industry in the coming months?

NYC is taking action to reduce climate impacts of the building industry. The Climate Mobilization Act includes LL97 which is imposing limits

2021 Women in Building Services: Carmel Pratt, Bright Power

What led you to your current profession? Marriage of my passions for the built environment and conserving our natural environment. In...

2021 Women in Building Services: Zoe Grossman, Bright Power

What led you to your current profession?

A passion to incorporate sustainability into the built environment in a way that positively impacts the residents of the community as well as the natural environment.

2021 Women in Building Services: Jeannine Altavilla Cooper, Bright Power

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be a lot of things growing up but did not anticipate where I have ended up in the energy field! The top two contenders for

2021 Women in Building Services: Jillian Cayer, The Falcon Group

What led you to your current profession?

Many of my family members are engineers or in a related field which helped guide my career in the engineering and architecture space.

2021 Women in Building Services: Angie Silva, Outsource Consultants, Inc.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

A kindergarten teacher. I love being around kids and watching them grow and learn new things.

2021 Women in Building Services: Megan Fensterer, H2M architects + engineers

What did you want to be when you grew up?

When I was younger, I thought I wanted to be a teacher or architect. I had always excelled in math and science while also being fascinated by

2021 Women in Building Services: Adele Perera, Outsource Consultants, Inc.

Who was/is your mentor and how did s/he influence/help you in your career?

When I was in school at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, Sidney Shelov, FAIA, architecture professor and dean, saw that I was struggling to keep

2021 Women in Building Services: April Intrabartola, Eastman Cooke Construction

What led you to your current profession?

I grew up in the construction industry! My father owned a general contracting firm and I was always attracted to the detail and precision required to

2021 Women in Building Services: Amy Murgia, Woods Bagot

What did you want to be when you grew up?

An American Gladiator