Spotlights

2019 Women in Building Services: Linda Scainetti, Designworks LPS, LLC

Which of your philanthropic endeavors are you most proud of? Last year I was honored to be part of the Long Island Real Estate Committee hosting an Awards dinner honoring Jeff Supinsky of Valley East Building Management and benefiting the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation (LIAF). 

2019 Women in Building Services: Pamela Lucas Rew, KSS Architects

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months? As a steward of campus architecture, I view each project as a continuum, leading a rich process of conversation and imagining, using drawing, observing and a shared descriptive vocabulary to build the common language necessary to work with a variety of users…

2019 Women in Building Services: Claudia Castro, Shawmut Design and Construction

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months?  Shifting from commercial to residential building and onto the largest project of my career—a renovation of a 1920’s mansion—as the lead project manager. I learned to adapt my methods and approach my client relations differently to provide…

2019 Women in Building Services: Traci Rivera, Traci’s Permits

What trend(s) do you predict to dominate your industry in 2019?  State and local government using technology to crack down on current property owners and taking advantage of technology to “correct” property issues that may have been existing for years. I want to show people that they don’t have to be a victim, and that I can…

2019 Women in Building Services: Kathryn Eiseman, Nelson Pope Voorhis - Long Island Office

Which of your philanthropic endeavors are you most proud of? For over 10 years, I have served as the treasurer for the LI Section of the American Planning Association. This involvement has been an experience that has enriched my career in planning. I enjoy giving back and being part of

2019 Women in Building Services: Jessica Moreno, Stantec Consulting

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months? 2018 was a year of helping Stantec’s bottom-line. I was asked to assist on four different projects for a maximum of five months each to “right the ship”…which meant assess the financial and liability risk, re-establish a proper team, and crate a plan forward based on our contractual agreements

2019 Women in Building Services: Cathy Dolan Schweitzer, Columbia University Irving Medical Center / Health Well Done

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months?  Publishing “Health Well Done,” A people centered management approach to building healthcare environments. The very foundation of my book is to create optimal healthcare environments, and in order to achieve that we need to promote collaboration among team members

2019 Women in Building Services: Merilee Meacock, KSS Architects

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months? My most notable professional achievement is creating an exceptional environment extending learning, life, and play into the community for Bancroft Neurohealth. Bancroft’s 80-acre campus was designed around sensory experience and connection to nature easing transitions and…

2019 Women in Building Services: Stephanie Zeppieri, Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses, Inc.

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months? I played a significant role advancing a Utility Energy Service Contract (UESC) for an energy efficiency project for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, including three New York City campuses, valued at approximately $100 million. This project is in the Investment Grade Audit (IGA)/development phase…

2019 Women in Building Services: Emily Webster, ESI Design

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months? ESI’s design for the new Statue of Liberty Museum is opening this May. The Museum is a project five years in the making, and will be a major NYC landmark. The museum will give the 4.4 million annual visitors to Liberty Island the opportunity to learn…