Washington, D.C. – Manhattan Construction Co. Assistant Project Manager Lisa Blake has been selected by Building Design + Construction (BD+C) magazine as a 2014 “40 Under 40″ winner. Each year the program honors 40 up-and-coming architecture, engineering and construction professionals “who stand out in their academic, professional, personal and community achievements,” according to the magazine. Blake’s profile story can be viewed on BD+C’s website and in the publication’s April 2014 issue.
Blake began her career as a civil engineer before joining Manhattan Construction as a senior project engineer. Dubbed by BD+C as a “biocontainment superstar,” today she is serving as assistant project manager for Manhattan Construction and is working on the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) Replacement Project at Fort Detrick Maryland. In 2011, she received the Rising Star Award from Professional Women In Construction. She holds a bachelor of science in biological systems engineering from Virginia Polytechnic and State University and is a LEED Accredited Professional +BD&C.
Brian Killion, vice president at Manhattan Construction, says, “The accomplishments Lisa has realized in her career are indicative of her passion for success, and we are fortunate to have her as a key member of our team. She and her fellow winners define the new generation of construction industry professionals.”