Principal & CEO
Laura founded Summit Construction Management in 2014 in response to the need for dynamic and innovative thinkers in the real estate project management industry. Laura’s 16 years of construction industry experience include running her family's development company in Virginia, working for a General Contractor in San Francisco and three years with a small Construction Management group. She has represented a wide variety of tenants in the San Francisco Bay Area and has found her passion in ensuring client happiness, while delivering projects that are on schedule and within budget. Additional skills include client, vendor and subcontractor coordination, scheduling, cost controls, project documentation, and project closeout. Before entering the construction industry Laura attended Middlebury College where she was Captain of the Ski Team and a 2 time All American.
Projects: Affirm, Benchmark Capital, 2K, LinkedIn, RPX, One Medical, Twitch, Delta Dental, Cruise, Cloudflare and Genstar.
Director of Client Services & Senior Project Manager
Dave brings to Summit 15 years of design, construction and real estate expertise. His project experience spans scales, geographies, users, technologies and sustainability, all with the mission of creating impactful, efficient and productive places for his clients. Most recently he was the head of real estate for a San Francisco based tech company where he was responsible for an annual capital budget of $40MM. Prior to that at WeWork he led the team responsible for custom office projects for BlackRock, Coinbase, Intuit, Netflix, Google, and Salesforce. After graduating from University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Architecture, he was responsible for growing a green building advisory and consulting business and then spent six years at Google in various sustainability and real estate roles. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, toddler and tuxedo cat. He co-chairs a local bike and pedestrian advocacy group and you’ll often find him riding his electric bicycle around town, rain or shine.
Projects: Intercom (SF, Ireland), WeWork/Coinbase/BlackRock, Google HQ
Senior Project Manager
Scott has been with Summit Construction Management for over 8 years and has applied previous construction and management positions into his current role. Scott has develop a unique understanding of client drivers with a sensitivity towards AV, IT and Security needs. Above and beyond building out tenant improvements for office space has worked on complex project for MDF rooms, All-Hands Spaces as well as Sound Studio Spaces. His ability to focus the big picture while diving into the detail with the client and vendors to implement solutions tailored is fantastic. His unique set of organizational skills allows him to track details while keeping a keen eye on the schedule & budget. Scott is often working remotely from Santa Barbara where in his spare time he can be found surfing, playing guitar, or hanging with his baby boy Atlas!
Projects: Affirm Chicago, GM Cruise, Twich (SF, LAX, Irvine), Mosiac, Service Source, Radius, Sephora LA, SV Angel & General Assembly
Senior Project Manager
Kevin brings over 10 years of Construction Management to the team. He began his career on the General Contractor side where he was exposed to a variety of TI projects, including corporate campuses, commercial kitchens, historical museums, and sky bridges connecting existing buildings. He then transitioned to the development side at Boston Properties where he became a Sr. Project Manager and was instrumental in the development of state-of-the-art office space throughout properties such as the Embarcadero Center and Salesforce Tower. Kevin brings to the team a powerful combination of skills with his knowledge of Leases, Building Systems and budgeting. He knows how to build a successful project while ensuring the team has fun working together. Outside the office, Kevin is an avid traveler and scuba diver, car enthusiast, college football fanatic, golfer and longtime skier.
Projects: Cloudflare, Genstar, *RPX, Cooley, Salesforce, Hellman & Freadman, Twitter, WeWork, Pinterest, Goodwin, Nixon Peabody, and Mercer.
Senior Project Manager
Alyssa brings over 11 years of experience in the Commercial Real Estate industry. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a BS in Architecture. Alyssa began her career in general contracting working in several areas including preconstruction, cost estimating and project management. She continued expanding her experience throughout her career in both Construction Management and General Contracting. Alyssa is passionate about early engagement, collaboration, and innovation. She enjoys working through complex preconstruction coordination and has experience building multi-phased commercial interiors, tech firms, life science, law firms and more. She utilizes her diverse skill set, background, and creativity from project conception to closeout to ensure client goals are met. When Alyssa is not in the office she is exploring her other passions of travel, Irish Dance, and her family.
Projects: Sephora HQ, Geary-Market, Delta Dental, Shorenstein Properties TI Builds, Blue Shield, Google
Senior Project Manager
Emily has been working with Summit CM for over 5 years and has over 8 years in the construction industry. After graduating from the University of Washington, she followed her passion for food and construction and managed multiple build-outs for restaurants, butcher shops, and kitchens. Emily's has a special attention to detail, ability to implement cost controls, and appreciation of quality work which help her to deliver projects on budget and on time. Emily finds joy in bringing teams together to create successful projects. When she's not researching kitchen equipment, you can find Emily farming in Hawaii, Researching Sustainable fabrics or Lapping Chute 75 at Palisades Tahoe.
Projects: Delta Dental, Medallia, Workday, Twitch, The Real Real, Y Media Labs, Actelion, Collective Health & UpWork
Annie comes to Summit CM with over 15 years of experience in Commercial Interiors Industry. With a degree in design and a passion for organization and construction Annie brings a special balance to each project she touches. Annies ability to integrate herself with her clients and build an in depth understanding of needs gives her the tools to build successful teams. Annie is skilled at developing complex schedules and budgets and understands the value of being able to identify risk, scope gaps and program requirements to ensure fully vetted solutions are proposed to clients. When Annie is not busy solving client changes she can be found hiking with her lab or skiing in Sun Valley.
Recent Projects: Chime, ServiceNow, Trucker Huss, Momentive Artisan Partners, Jackson Square Partners, MapBox and Polychain
Christine brings a wealth of knowledge to the table as a licensed Architect, with 20 years of experience. She has a Master’s degree in Architecture and Urbanism from MIT and has worked in NY and SF with large Architectural firms including Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. With a specialization as a Technical Architect, she has worked mainly on large scale commercial projects including convention centers, mixed use developments, and office towers. Coming from a construction administration background as an Architect, Christine is passionate about looking at all the moving parts of a project and making sure that not only are the technical criteria met, but that the Owner’s needs and functionality are met. When not at work, Christine can be found running around after her three boys or working out in the gym.
Recent Projects: Creative MC, 2K, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office - SF, Moscone Center
Michael brings a diverse and technical background as an experienced and trained Architect. He has been involved in the construction industry for over 14 years in the Bay Area. Michael holds a BARCH in Architecture from the (IIT) Illinois Institute of Technology. His project experience spans various project types ranging from ground-up hospitality projects with major national retailers, and publicly funded multifamily housing/community centers, full campus planning for technology company workspaces, to tenant improvements for dry and wet research labs. When he is not collaborating on projects, Michael can be found renovating his house, and hiking/foraging throughout northern California’s nature with his family.
Recent Projects: Vornado, Kindred Ventures, Adobe Hooper, AMD Research Labs, Affirm, Delve, Delta Dental
Beth brings a multidisciplinary background to the team with 11 years of experience in commercial interior design and six years in architectural sales. After completing a bachelor’s degree in Interior Architecture, she began her career as an interior designer in Atlanta, where she built an extensive portfolio including large corporate, international, and hospitality projects. She has a great talent for bringing custom designs to reality while meeting budgets, schedules, and manufacturing constraints. After moving to San Francisco in 2011, she focused on corporate interiors as a senior designer. A love of textiles brought her to a large commercial flooring manufacturer where she was responsible for managing major Bay Area accounts. Her passion for aesthetics and love of furniture are balanced with knowledge of procurement and construction details. She is also LEED certified. On the weekends, Beth and her husband can be found traveling the California coast with their three small children.
Projects: Cloudflare, KPMP San Francisco*, Atel Capital*, Passport Capital*, James Irvine Foundation*,Ellis Partners - 153 Townsend*, Liif*, Georgia Aquarium*, San Diego Marriott Marquis*, New Orleans Convention Center*
Kate is a results driven PM who strives to bring order and leadership to projects. She has a proven track record of delivering complex projects on time and within budget. Kate loves to work collaboratively with all members on a project to foster teamwork and open communication and believes construction can and should be fun! Kate has worked on a variety of projects from phased TI’s in an occupied floor, LL turnkey, full gut & builds, to large campus projects. Kate has a B.A. in Political Science from Seattle University and cut her teeth in the industry working on ground up UCSF Medical Centers in Mission Bay as a project estimator & project engineer before making the jump to the CM world. She is a San Francisco native who when not on the job site can be found on her road bike or at various Bay Area beaches with her Terrier Teddy.
Projects: LinkedIn, Genstar Capital, Clearbit, Joele Frank, One Medical, Medallia, Modern Treasury (SF & NY), Sephora, UCSF Healthcare logistics operations, Rothy's
Director of Enablement & Assistant Project Manager
Amber brings nearly 15 years of design and client success experience. Her knowledge of workplace design & strategy comes from her years spent with the top commercial furniture manufacturer and working alongside many SF Bay Area workplace leaders. With a degree in Interior Design and Business Administration, from California State University, Chico, coupled with years of industry experience in a variety of roles, Amber is able to provide a unique perspective to the team. She enjoys the challenges each new project brings and is able to utilize her creativity to help clients realize their project goals. Additionally, as director of enablement she plays a crucial role in supporting and executing various initiatives to enhance the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the organization. Outside of work, Amber spends her time with her family and enjoys hiking the Atlanta mountains and trails, where she resides full-time.
Projects: Delta Dental
Head of Happiness
Sierra is Summit's newest and most popular team member. With a lively spirit and ever-wagging tail, she brings a playful dimension to the team. Sierra is a quick learner and has already mastered a series of valuable skills including sit, lay down, high-five and cardboard box demolition. When she's not sniffing around new office spaces, Sierra enjoys walks in the East Bay and eating lots of carrots. Always ready for a good belly rub, Sierra is quick to meet new friends and share a lick or a snuggle.
Projects: roll-over, fetch and finding treats under the cabinet.