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Award | Mar 21, 2016

Built by Women Awards Honor Top Talent in Construction and Design

The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation’s Built by Women (BxW) Awards, held on Friday March 18, recognized 37 outstanding projects designed or constructed by a woman in a significant leadership position.

There’s no denying the talent of this year’s BxW honorees—the work of our industry colleagues is remarkable. As the general contractor for five award-winning projects, we’re incredibly grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with so many exceptional women on unique, challenging, and rewarding projects.

We’re also especially proud of two of our own team members for their contributions to these award-winning projects; Leslie Casey, Project Manager, for her work on both Google and Project Lancer, and Kim Roy, Senior Vice President, for her work on CSIS.

Congratulations to all of the BxW honorees on their well-deserved wins!


Confidential Client
Confidential Address, Washington, DC

  • Elizabeth Peterson, Associate Principal/Project Director, VOA Associates
  • Claudia Kakareka, Designer, VOA Associates
  • Christina McEnroe, Designer, VOA Associates
  • Sybil Freedman, Project Manager/Owner’s Representative, CB Richard Ellis
  • Kim Dorsey, Project Manager/Owner’s Representative, CB Richard Ellis 

Project Lancer
Confidential Address, Washington, DC

  • Rachel Kenney, Associate/Project Lead, STUDIOS Architecture 

Tysons Tower (Intelsat)
7900 Tysons One Place, McLean, VA 22102

  • Theresa Sheils, Principal/Project Manager, Gensler
  • Jillian Tillery, Technical Designer, Gensler
  • Larisha Ramich, Engineer/Associate Vice President, Cardno Haynes Whaley
  • Julia Jiang, Revit modeler/CAD Drafter, Cardno Haynes Whaley 

Arnold & Porter LLP
Washington, DC Headquarters, 601 Massachusetts Avenue NW

  • Catherine Heath, Managing Principal, HYL Architecture
  • Lynne Coville, Vice President of Construction, Boston Properties
  • Anne Davis, Co-Managing Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP
  • Elizabeth Respess, Executive Director, Arnold & Porter LLP
  • Syreeta Anderson, Operations Manager, Arnold & Porter LLP
  • Elizabeth Rutherford, Designer, HYL Architecture 


Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
1616 Rhode Island Avenue NW

  • Elba Morales, Project Designer/Senior Associate, Hickok Cole Architects
  • Yolanda Cole, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP, Design Critic/Senior Principal, Hickok Cole Architects
  • Tammy Lippman, Staff Interior Designer/Associate, Hickok Cole Architects
  • Charu McDermott, LEED AP BD+C, Staff Architect, Hickok Cole Architects
  • Mary Ramsey, Civil Engineer/President, Wiles Mensch Corporation

View all 2016 BxW Award Winners

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