Austin-Based Jennifer Macks Tapped to Expand Gilbane Building Co’s Global Design-Build Capabilities
Gilbane Building Company, a Maryland-based company that’s focused on construction and facilities-related services, has promoted Jennifer Macks Vice President and Director of Design-Build. In this newly created position, she will lead Gilbane’s design-build program, working in partnership with project teams across the company to deliver a seamless project experience for Gilbane’s clients from design through construction. Macks is based in the firm’s Austin office.
After leading Gilbane’s internal design-build initiative for the last two years, Macks and her team have implemented streamlined procedures for design-build project delivery and begun development of a specialized design-build training curriculum for employees. Since establishing this initiative in 2020, Gilbane has grown its volume of design-build work by 23%. In her new role, Macks will build on this momentum.
Macks earned a master’s degree in Business Administration from Wayne State University as well as a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan. She is a Professional Engineer, DBIA Designated Professional and LEED Accredited Professional.
Erik Hamilton, who has more than 15 years in CRE journalism, is a former staff writer with the Los Angeles Times and the Orange County Business Journal. In addition to The Times and the OCBJ, he was also a reporter and editor for Crittenden Research, The San Bernardino Sun and UPI. A graduate of UC Irvine, with a BA in history, he is an avid record collector where he continues to search for a rare Joy Division single.