Spotlights

2019 Women in Building Services: Michelle Galindez, Syska Hennessy

What does it mean to you to be a team player?   Being a team player starts with one word. Commitment. Commitment  to your team and commitment to the firm. Leaders who encourage a true team environment motivate, listen and respect those around them…

2019 Women in Building Services: Denise Rueda, Briscoe Protective

What does it mean to you to be a team player?  I believe in taking the term team player to a higher level. Briscoe deals with life safety issues involving fire and security services and we all take this very seriously. We are team players for the customer and make sure they realize that they are part of this team too.

2019 Women in Building Services: Arvinder Kaur, Shawmut Design and Construction

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months?  I’m currently working on the TAK Room at Hudson Yards, a restaurant by chef Thomas Keller that will be on the fifth and sixth floors of The Shops. Working in a development the scale of Hudson Yards and on a restaurant with an extensive…

2019 Women in Building Services: Cindy McLaughlin, Envelope

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months?  Setting and executing a clear strategy for my company. Hiring and/or retaining the best team in NYC real estate/tech…

2019 Women in Building Services: Julie Pampuch, WB Engineers+Consultants

Which of your philanthropic endeavors are you most proud of? I have long admired the mission of the nonprofit organization Canstruction in creating an amazing building competition in order to provide canned food to City Harvest each November. I am fortunate to have had the support of our management…

2019 Women in Building Services: Aida Pjetrovic, Shawmut Design and Construction

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months?  As consumers, we’re excited by the hype of a new restaurant opening in Dumbo, focusing on the experience that the food & drink and service delivers. But knowing what goes into creating the final product…

2019 Women in Building Services: Nadine Cino, TygaTrax

What does it mean to you to be a team player?  To me, being a team player means valuing the input of all team members and insuring the maintenance of a safe space in which all ideas, ranging from outlandish to sensible, can be…

2019 Women in Building Services: Serda Urganciyan, CNY Group

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months? In my career I’ve been fortunate enough to be part of some historically significant projects, such as the 9-11 Memorial & Museum and the jaw-dropping condo conversions to the Woolworth Building. However, nothing has struck such a chord of purpose as my current project in Queens…

2019 Women in Building Services: Nancy Erardi, NYCAN Builders

Which of your philanthropic endeavors are you most proud of? One of the most recent philanthropic endeavors that I am most proud of is when we rented our office, the space was full of high-end, brand new stuffed animals and children’s toys. We connected with St Francis Food Pantries who accepted our over $10,000 donation…

2019 Women in Building Services: Sherry Yin, Thornton Tomasetti

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months?  My team and I provided structural design services for a new laboratory facility at Rockefeller University, in Manhattan. The three-story, 180,000 s/f building includes two levels of laboratory space and encompasses almost 3.5 city blocks…