Monica is the lead Project Manager of the Phillips Packing House, providing oversight of construction estimates, contracts, schedules, quality assurance, safety compliance, and closeout. She leads the project team with focused collaboration and resilient composure. Monica has 30 years of expertise in the building industry including leadership roles in sustainable master planning, historic preservation, construction management, owner’s representation, and innovative design-build.
Prior to CSP, Monica was a freelance real estate consultant, involved on numerous urban revitalization projects for local developers including historic tax credits, commercial, mixed-use, multifamily housing, and boutique design-build. Prior to this, she was a Design/Build Project Manager for the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission in the Prince George’s County Park Planning and Development unit where she managed a complex master plan of capital improvement projects, green infrastructure, plus design and construction management for historic parkland.
During her tenure at the Maryland-based Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse, she led large-scale commercial construction projects as the general contractor and refined her expertise in historic preservation, green building, and adaptive reuse. She is a professionally trained architect who has worked for national architectural firms, served as a Trustee for the Maryland Historical Trust, CHAP Grant Administrator for the National Trust of Historic Preservation, and IEBC Liaison on the International Building Code Advisory Council.
Monica obtained a Bachelor of Science in Architectonics as well as a Bachelor of Architecture & Planning professional degree from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and studied at the College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. She also received certified training through Design Build Institute of America, International Living Future Institute, National Historic Preservation Commission, and Maryland Department of the Environment.