Diversified Project Management (DPM), one of New England's leading owner's representative firms, has hired Patrick Schmidt, Misha Louis and Rebecca Cowee to its project management staff.
Schmidt has joined DPM's Newton office as senior project manager. Patrick is assigned exclusively to one of the region's largest energy providers in Waltham, where he is working on a variety of deferred maintenance and tenant improvement projects. Schmidt comes to DPM with 20 years of project and construction experience, having most recently founded and managed a commercial construction business building office, medical, institutional and retail space. Prior to that, he managed base building, corporate and retail construction for Boston Properties on the PTC Headquarters, Waltham Weston Corporate Center and Prudential Center Mall retail additions. Schmidt began his project management career in the academic world of Brown University. He is an engineering graduate of Massachusetts Maritime Academy, holds an MBA from Bryant University and a Massachusetts Construction Supervisor's License.
Project manager Louis has joined the Hartford office and has been assigned exclusively to DPM's largest manufacturing house account, where she will be working on a variety of facilities-related projects. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Louis holds a bachelor's of science in Civil Engineering. She previously held positions in the manufacturing industry as plant layout engineer, project manager, and most recently facilities & services maintenance supervisor. In that most recent role, Louis was the recipient of the 2013 Green Circle Award from the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection for significant contributions made in pollution reduction at Pratt & Whitney's East Hartford, Connecticut facility.
Cowee, assistant project manager, has also joined DPM's Hartford office and has been assigned to projects at the New Haven Public Schools, the City of Hartford DPW, Harvard Ellis Regional Technical High School and a major pharmaceutical company in New Jersey. A 2012 graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Facilities Management & Planning, Cowee was most recently working as an assistant energy manager with CBRE in Boston. Her previous cooperative education experience also includes facilities planning and construction management assistance at Wentworth's Facilities & Construction Department, as well as with Bentley University and The Orphin Group.
DPM, located in Boston, Hartford, Providence and Stamford, is an independent Owner's Representative consulting company that specializes in strategic advisory, pre-construction & programming, construction administration, project management, FF&E coordination, move-planning and facilities & real estate technology services for corporate, education, healthcare, manufacturing and biotech clients' construction, renovation and relocation projects.