Harris & Associates welcomes Lara Jennings, PE, CCM, LEED AP BD+C, DBIA, as Director of its Construction Management practice. Lara will oversee a team of construction managers and building program specialists serving clients in the San Diego area.
Lara has more than 23 years of experience in the A/E/C field, many as an accomplished professional engineer. She has delivered construction projects ranging in value from $50,000 to $220 million for public and private clients. Her expertise touches every step of the construction process, including project management, budgeting and estimating, value engineering, scheduling, procurement, structural design and document preparation. Lara’s thorough knowledge of design/build delivery methods and LEED certification helps clients realize measurable efficiencies.
Among her many impressive career accomplishments, Lara was Project Manager for the $220-million Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility, a design/build project that came in under budget, thanks in large part to Lara’s vision and oversight of the construction team.
“Lara is a gifted problem solver, and we are fortunate to have her on our leadership team serving our San Diego clients,” said Glenn Suitor, Division President of Harris & Associates’ Construction Management practice. “She consistently keeps even the most complex projects on track and looks out for the client’s best interests every step of the way.”
Clients aren’t the only ones to benefit from Lara’s wisdom. She offers her time to mentor young professionals making their way into the A/E/C field.
Away from work, Lara manages an active lifestyle that includes running, hiking and pursing new adventures through travel.