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Construction Project Manager, San Francisco, Bay Area

Rachel Walls, Principal + Owner

Rachel is a Project Manager with over 15 years of experience partnering with companies building new locations. Her management skills include build outs of office locations and campus work for technology companies, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and financial services firms.

She discovered her passion for project management while assisting a construction project manager at the beginning of her career. Since then, Rachel has honed her leadership and project management skills and discovered her love of seeing the delight on client’s faces upon first walking into their new space.

Her recent projects include managing buildouts of collaborative workspaces for several technology companies including RocketSpace, Redbubble, Beats Music and a prominent social media company in Los Angeles. This work has expanded her thought around how employees work together in public spaces and provided her with additional insight into the needs of diverse workforces.

Rachel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Utah. In her personal time, she enjoys hiking, skiing and spending time with her family.

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Stephanie Hamilton, Senior Project Manager

Stephanie is a seasoned project manager with over 18 years of experience focusing on Hi Tech headquarters and campus work, property management, tenant improvements, decommissions and large relocations for Fortune 100 clients.

In her early career, Stephanie worked in tech and was exposed to project management through her work with an architecture firm. Once she started managing projects, building teams and achieving client goals, she never looked back. She still maintains close, positive relationships with vendors who recognize her commitment to partnering with tried and true teams.

Her most memorable moment as a project manager happened while she was managing a relocation for a client in the Bay Area. Unbeknownst to her team, the filming of the Matrix was happening during her project. After months of planning, she and her teams had to negotiate space with the movie crews, juggle schedules while catching glimpses of Keanu Reeves from the 5th floor window while the movie was being filmed.

Stephanie enjoys volunteering in her community with organizations like Habitat for Humanity and Downtown Pleasanton Association. In her spare time, you can find her cooking for friends and family, DIYing, perusing flea markets and attending horse shows with her daughters.

Nick Suarez, Senior Project Manager

Nick possesses over 25 years of experience with Fortune 100 companies working in real estate, facilities, and information technology. His areas of expertise include strategic and tactical planning, forecasting, budgeting, purchasing, space utilization, software training, project management, program management, workplace development, design and mentoring. He has a proven track record of streamlining processes and procedures to enhance the productivity of individuals and departments. Nick has created and implemented multimillion-dollar budgets while reducing costs and saving time. He is a highly effective communicator, negotiator, facilitator, evaluator, and presenter.

As part of the United States Air Force Reserve with 25 years in service, he’s held several positions including Senior Air Reserve Technician, Air Transportation Manager and Chief of Logistics Readiness as a Chief Master Sergeant. He managed the day-to-day operations for the squadron to maintain training and readiness.

Nick enjoys handcrafting his own writing instruments and has been around the world in 14 days on a USO tour that included 9 countries.

Tamara Kitka Loud, Director of Operations

Tamara is a multi-faceted relationship-focused professional with a passion for collaboration, problem-solving and team building. She has spent the last 15 years working for small companies requiring a range of responsibilities including human resources, marketing, sales and supplier management. She thrives on the challenges associated with growth, diversity, and multi-tasking. Her organizational skills, adaptability and overall curiosity have enabled her to work in a variety of fields including entertainment, law, global mobility and project management.

Tamara will be handling all aspects of people operations, recruiting, vendor management, supporting government contracting efforts and corporate workshop planning.

Tamara graduated from Mills College with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and spent a year living abroad in Paris. When she isn’t traveling and exploring new places with her husband, she can usually be found on her yoga mat. She loves the outdoors, being with friends and hanging out with her daughters.

Beatriz Esquivel-Bockman, Senior Project Manager

Beatriz is a seasoned project manager with over 25 years of experience in property management, construction management and workspace planning. She prides herself on having a keen eye for opportunities to improve workflows, operational processes to make them happen without upsetting staff and business.

Over the course of her career, Beatriz has worked with large companies, city and county governments, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations. She’s managed multi-site portfolios requiring critical budget oversight, contract negotiations, purchasing agreements, staff leadership, vendor relations, safety compliance and developed excellent business continuity plans.

One aspect of project management Beatriz enjoys the most is working with teams that engage and challenge her to influence project success through high levels of creativity and efficiency.  Some of her favorite projects are those where she was able to improve space efficiencies and significantly reduce energy consumption and waste.

When not working Beatriz participates in a variety of community service and fundraising activities.

Bill Ladley, Sustainability Project Manager

Bill has over 20 years of experience as an Architect, managing a wide variety of projects including commercial, residential, cultural, industrial, and transportation buildings. His projects include historic and existing buildings, such as Grand Central Terminal and the Empire State Building, and new developments, with a focus on design for environmental context and sustainability.  In his career, he has led firm-wide teams to develop and implement sustainability goals for projects and the overall practice, as well as working groups and staff education programs.

He is passionate about sustainability, wellness, and the health of building occupants.  He is continually learning and seeking knowledge to understand new technologies and concepts to achieve higher levels of sustainability. Bill believes that successful projects are built on strong communication and collaboration of team members.  He is skilled at communicating and collaborating and focused on achieving project goals from initial design through construction.

He earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from New York Institute of Technology, is a Registered Architect in New York State, and holds LEED AP BD+C credentials.  In his free time, Bill enjoys running and biking outdoors, cooking, nature, arts and culture, and travel.

Christina Tran-Wu, Operations Program Manager

Christina has 18 years of experience in the areas of strategic meeting planning, events, travel, and facilities management. She is especially adept at putting together a cohesive vision while working with multiple teams within a company. She has managed facilities at companies with multiple sites globally, with an eye on negotiating mutually beneficial contracts with numerous vendors throughout the travel and events industry.

In her career, she has occupied various leadership roles directing the efforts of upper management to develop and implement programs to improve overall company operations. Through various programs, she was able to boost morale, increase employee engagement, and improve user efficiencies.

During her spare time, Christina enjoys going to new boba tea shops with friends, spending time with her family, listening to music, and planning her next adventure.

Amy Nasser, Operations Program Manager

Amy has spent the last 10 years in the hospitality area. She started her career in hotels as a catering sales manager working her way up to corporate sales manager. During her time in the hotel industry, she negotiated, planned, serviced, and executed both social and corporate events from start to finish. Her attention to detail, and the close relationships she maintained with her clients, set her apart.

Over the course of her career, Amy has worked on many large conferences for a variety of companies. She has put together unique meeting configurations, menus, and themed parties.

One aspect Amy enjoys the most is working with a team and contributing to its success. She believes that being a team player is the most beneficial part of any organization.

In her spare time, Amy is busy with her two children, Amelia age 3 and AJ who is 1. She enjoys spending all her free time with her husband and two children.

Euan Watson, Technical Planner

Euan is a Technical Design Manager with over 15 years of experience working on a wide range of design and construction projects across different scales and typologies in Architecture and Design studios in Edinburgh, London and New York.

Euan has been working in New York since 2017, with a focus on workplace design for clients including government and financial institutions. Key to Euan’s experience is his collaborative approach to working with large multi-disciplinary design and construction teams, alongside client and end-users, to successfully deliver beautiful and functional spaces.

Prior to relocating to New York, Euan spent a number of years working in London, where he worked as a key team member on The Bower, an award-winning commercial office development incorporating the refurbishment of a series of existing 1960’s buildings, new-build and public realm.

Originally from Edinburgh, Euan studied as an undergraduate at University College London and completed his Master’s in Architecture and Interiors at the Royal College of Art, also in London. Euan is an ARB-registered Architect in the UK.

Euan regularly plays soccer in Brooklyn, runs throughout the City of New York, and takes every opportunity to combine his love of sports and architecture, notably participating in the Empire State Run-up race in 2019 (86 flights, 1,576 stairs).

Julia Dobroff, Project Manager

Julia has over 12 years of experience in the architectural and interior design industry. She has extensive project management experience, having coordinated large-scale efforts from design development through construction documentation and construction administration phases. She has worked on complex signage and wayfinding projects, conducted detailed site analysis, and managed signage fabricators.

Julia began her career as a junior interior designer. Shortly after, she went into the signage and wayfinding industry, managing CAD and Revit files, and programming signage for various hospital and civic projects. She coordinated with design team members, which led to client interfacing and project management.

Her signage and wayfinding project experience includes California Pacific Medical Center, Facebook, Kaiser Permanente, Laguna Honda Hospital, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, McKesson Irving, Punahou, San Francisco International Airport, Stanford Healthcare, Stanford University, Sutter Health, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, UCSF Medical Center, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Julia graduated from San Jose State University with a BFA in Interior Design. She enjoys spending time with her family and walking and running around the Bay Trail in her new neighborhood. She’s completed a half marathon and hopes one day to run a full marathon!

Adrianna Cai, Project Manager

Adrianna has over 9 years of industry experience managing the successful design and build-out of environmental graphic design and signage programs. She helped establish wayfinding strategy and implementation in workplaces, corporate campuses, data centers, airports, and hospitals. These projects ranged from 20,000 to over 1 million square feet – covering building renovation and ground up construction.

 

Adrianna provides clients with truly integrative solutions through a deep understanding of the fundamental and technical production of signage and how it relates to architecture and interior design. She marries design aesthetic with function, creating an overall agile user experience to shape the way people interact with their surroundings, help solve communication challenges, and effectively roll out scalable systems globally. Her dedication and hands on project management approach through close collaboration with architects, designers, artists, fabricators, and the end-user is imperative to her process. 

 

Adrianna holds a double B.A. in Design and Psychology from the University of California, Davis. She is a San Francisco native and still loves exploring the Bay Area. You will most likely find her at the newest restaurants, taking notes to recreate her favorite dishes at home for friends and family.

Thomas Muchnick, Project Manager

Thomas is a Design Strategist and Project Manager with over 8 years of experience in the architecture and corporate real estate industry. His areas of expertise include design consulting, workplace strategy, project management, space programming, space planning, utilization studies, workplace data analysis, design guidelines, user research & engagement and change management.

Having been in consulting roles over the years, Thomas has worked with clients of all sizes and industries across the globe researching current space usage patterns to help inform future workplace strategies. He has had projects across the US, as well as in China, Japan, India, the Philippines, the UK and Ireland. Being based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Thomas has developed a particular expertise in creating new workplace programs for local companies in the tech sector. Most recently, he helped with the development and implementation of mobility and desk sharing program for almost 1,000 employees at a tech HQ in San Francisco.

Thomas grew up outside of Los Angeles but has been living in the Bay Area for over 10 years. His degree is in Urban Planning from the University of California, Berkeley. In his free time, Thomas enjoys cooking, eating at over-priced restaurants, attempting to exercise, and traveling.

Olivia Stanchina, Furniture Project Manager 

Olivia’s career in commercial furnishings began over 10 years ago. She has spent the past 5 years in project and account management and loves all aspects of these roles. Her passion for interior design began in college while studying art history. The paintings of the Renaissance era introduced her to the ornate furniture and interior decoration of the period and her career was discovered. Although her experience began in residential, she quickly knew commercial design was where she wanted to specialize. Her skills include building and fostering relationships, account oversight, space planning consultation, and creative problem solving. Her project management style is solution driven, which she believes is what makes for a successful and positive experience. Her previous clients range from oil and gas to biotech and financial industries.

At the start of each assignment, she likes to strategize with clients and colleagues to conceptualize the unique vision for each space. Overseeing timeline, installation, and holding firm to the client’s goals are some of her strengths as a project manager. When asked, Olivia would say she feels most successful when projects complete on time and within budget.

In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, being outdoors, and exploring regional park trails. Her favorite spot to spend a free Saturday is Little Yosemite in Sunol where she enjoys a picnic, and scenic hike with family or friends.

Nicolle Cortorreal, Assistant Project Manager 

Nicolle is an Assistant Project Manager with over 6 years of experience working in the construction project management, architecture, and planning industries in the New York City and San Francisco Bay Area. She is energetic, friendly, and a strong team player with a passion to build innovative projects.

Nicolle began her career as a Junior Architect in New York City developing skills in AutoCAD, Revit, Adobe Suite and other technology programs. She later moved to San Francisco and worked in general contracting forming strong bonds with clients and consultants. Her responsibilities included management of all project documentation and distributions as required for permitting, construction, coordination, pricing, and closeout purposes. In addition, she managed material procurement and subcontractor performance in conjunction with the Field Department, as well as taking action to resolve performance issues.

Nicolle holds a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from New Jersey Institute of Technology and a minor in Environmental Studies and Sustainability. She enjoys traveling, exploring museums and spending time with family and friends.

Yvonne Nguyen, Project Coordinator

Yvonne is a newcomer to the AEC industry. Since graduating from San Jose State University in 2017, she has been honing her skills as an executive admin. She is particularly adept at multi-tasking, scheduling, preparing presentations, managing multiple calendars, conference coordination and team collaboration. Her ability to juggle a multitude of tasks for a variety of executives simultaneously led her to the conclusion that project management was her next challenge.

Yvonne adores her 3-year-old orange tabby cat named Simba. She enjoys working out in the gym believing that mental and physical health should be of equal importance.  She strives to maintain a healthy work/life balance which directly translates to her commitment to spend time with friends and family. And yes, this includes her beloved Simba!

Genevieve Meza, Operations Program Coordinator

With over a decade of experience in the contract furniture and service industry, Genevieve understands the importance of creating a workplace environment that is both efficient and effective. Working alongside construction, planning and architectural teams, Genevieve believes that teamwork is essential to ensure a well-executed and successful project.

Before coming to the Bridge Group, Genevieve worked as a Project Designer for a furniture dealership in the Bay Area. One of Genevieve’s most memorable projects was a 1.1 million square foot space that consisted of over 3500 unique pieces of furniture! She worked closely with the Account Manager, design team, and various trade groups to maintain project budgets, partner with new and existing vendors, and assisted in product and finish selections.

When she is not at her desk, you will most likely find Genevieve outdoors – she loves to take long road trips with family and friends and is an avid hiker. When she is not on the road or hitting the trails, she loves to hang out at home and do a different kind of work – artwork! She enjoys spending time painting, hand knitting and tackling home renovation projects.

Tom Smith, Operations Program Manager

With over 7 years of experience in Interior Design and Furniture, Tom understands the importance of creating a space that is both functional and pleasing to the eye. Working alongside the construction, architecture and furniture teams, Tom believes that teamwork and good communication are crucial to the success of any project.

Tom began his career as an Interior Designer for an architecture firm in San Jose, developing skills in space planning and design. He later joined a furniture dealership in Santa Clara exploring design through furniture. He worked closely with clients, account managers, and his design team to manage project budgets, design direction and client expectations, and worked with different vendors and contractors to bring projects to fruition. In addition, he helped create new software standards, on boarding processes, and improved on existing standards as needs arose.

Outside of work, he likes to relax in nature, hangout with family and friends and keep busy being a dad to his dog. When he has some free time, he likes to catch up on his sleep, read a good book, watch a good movie, or plan his next travel destination.

Tristen Serpa, Operations Program Manager

Tristen is a facilities management professional with experience in overseeing day-to-day operations, financial planning, vendor, and project management. She has held key roles for the past 12 years in the Commercial and Technology industries managing projects within Facilities Management, Interior Design, Inside Sales, Corporate Events and Business Development.

Tristen has led multiple teams and worked closely with cross functional partners to ensure the success of all projects.  She specializes in structuring organizational, technical, and business acumen.  Her capabilities include creating business programs that streamline internal processes which optimize productivity, efficiency, safety, and service quality.

With an eye for quality, an exceptional sense of style, and a client-centered approach to business, Tristen has proven herself as an innovative designer.  She offers a balance of creativity, collaboration and forward thinking with a structured, organized, and detailed mentality; enabling her to deliver focused development, follow through and total completion to each aspect of the design process. Tristen has led multiple residential and commercial projects utilizing her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Architecture and Design from the Academy of Art in San Francisco.

Tristen enjoys gardening, cooking, reading, arts, and crafts, and with any extra time she enjoys watching a variety of tv shows. She finds creative ways to be sustainable and cost effective by doing do it yourself (DIY) projects around her house. Tristen was born and raised in the Bay Area, married her college sweetheart, and is a huge San Francisco Giants fan!

Chaitali Gandhi, Project Manager

Chaitali is an Architect with over 4 years of experience. She has worked on diverse projects ranging from change management for a big retail company, to landscape design for both residential buildings and public spaces. Her passion, however, is for sustainability which resulted in a pivot towards green consulting where she has helped certify over 10  structures.

Having been in consulting roles over the years, Chaitali has worked with clients of all sizes in a variety of industries. She has gained knowledge in working and collaborating with big and small teams. She believes that communication and the ability to adapt are vital when working on different projects and teams.

Chaitali earned her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Idaho and holds LEED AP BD+C credentials. She is currently pursuing a course in UX design to understand the human interaction with its surroundings. In her free time, she enjoys nature, travel, food and working on DIY projects. Her current and favorite project is making Mandala designs and Macrame art.

Danny White, Project Manager

Danny has over 10 years of experience in the facilities, operations, and construction industries. He has broad experience in managing the built environment, including managing the workforce and vendors responsible for its upkeep. His focus in Facilities was on operational efficiency, green initiatives, and sustainability efforts. He managed LEED certified facilities working toward continual improvement in waste management, utilities, and energy consumption.

Danny began his career as a Director of Facilities in Palo Alto, overseeing maintenance, janitorial, and events set-ups, as well as project and move management. His penchant for seeking out green building efforts included implementing a campus-wide LED retrofitting program, zero-waste compost/recycling initiative, and succeeding in his efforts to procure what was the 2nd largest solar panel array installation in Palo Alto. His Project Management experience came while working as a contractor for Google. Danny has built strong and lasting relationships working closely and effectively with those around him. His most recent project experience has been in the Commercial construction industry working for a General Contractor on a wide array of project types and clients, including Google, Stanford Medicine, Cushman & Wakefield, CBRE, and Aloft Hotels.

Danny grew up and went to school in Indiana, graduating from Purdue University with a B.A. in Building Construction & Management. When not at work, his time is largely spent playing softball, swimming, biking, hiking, and going camping/off-road excursions throughout CA with his family.