Spotlights

2021 Women in Construction: Kathleen Cloud, President, M. Frank Higgins & Co., Inc.

What was your greatest achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months? One of the most notable projects managed in 2020 was overseeing Higgins’ own office renovation. Imagine purchasing a 31,000 s/f building

2021 Women in Construction: Lee Sullivan, President, Lion’s Head Cost Consultants, Inc.

What was your greatest achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months? A year ago, we wrapped up preconstruction on the UCONN Supplemental Utility Plant project that will provide cooling and a new electrical

2021 Women in Construction: Ellen Muehleck, Project Manager, Shawmut Design and Construction

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months? The Harvard Divinity School Swartz Hall renovation has been the largest and most challenging project I’ve been part of in my career.

2021 Women in Construction: Sarah Irving, Project Manager, Shawmut Design and Construction

What are you most looking forward to post-pandemic? Professionally, I am looking forward to in-person meetings. I took them for granted before—and while the shift companies have made to go virtual during the pandemic has been amazing—I do miss the personal connections

2021 Women in Construction: Christine Kennedy, Project Manager, Shawmut Design and Construction

Why should women consider a career in construction? I think a lot of young women may not realize that construction is a career path that is open to them. In reality, there are so many amazing opportunities in the construction field for women.

2021 Women in Construction: Kate Simons, Director – Scheduling & Controls, Shawmut Design and Construction

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months? One of the best parts about my role here at Shawmut is that I get to interact with all project teams across the New England Region.

2021 Women in Construction: Kerri Hilton, Project Manager, Shawmut Design and Construction

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months? This past year I have managed a $5M fit-out for a daycare space solo. I have a great team to rely on when needed, but I have been driving the job

2021 Women in Construction: Kelly Lyons, Senior Estimator, Shawmut Design and Construction

What are you most looking forward to post-pandemic? My family and friends meeting my new son. I had another baby this past summer, and it’s been hard that no one has been able to meet him. I’m hoping we’ll be able to have a first birthday party for him!

2021 Women in Construction: Devinn Doherty, Project Manager, Shawmut Design and Construction

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months? I completed a 136 guestroom renovation at Canyon Ranch, a wellness resort in Tucson, AZ, handling coordination

2021 Women in Construction: Stephanie Swartz, Senior Project Manager, Shawmut Design and Construction

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months? For the last 5 years, I have been working at The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston on a multi-phased project—which includes emphasis on masonry