Movers and Shakers Week Ending 09.02.22

Design Workshop Appoints New Leadership to its DW Legacy Design® Program

Meg Plumb
Beau Burris

Design Workshop (DW), an international landscape architecture, planning and urban design firm, announced that Meg Plumb has been appointed to serve as director of DW Legacy Design® and Beau Burris will serve as manager. They will focus on enhancing and refreshing the program to ensure it remains embedded in the firm’s culture, continues to lead the profession, and remains relevant into the future.

“We are thrilled to announce the NextGen of DW Legacy Design® leadership,” said Becky Zimmermann, CEO of Design Workshop. “Beau and Meg bring a wealth of experience and creativity to the table and we are looking forward to having them grow and evolve this program, taking it to the next level of positive growth.”

DW Legacy Design® represents the firm’s commitment to designing projects that outlast those who create them and contribute to a healthier world. Doing this requires designs that are environmentally sensitive, community-supported, economically viable, and artfully executed. These categories define sustainable projects which help the team frame their vision which benefits the firm’s clients. This approach ensures that the firm’s projects reflect the critical issues facing the built environment and deliver measurable benefits. It is the foundation of the firm’s workshop culture and the defining process of the firm’s practice.

“Expanding collaboration is a huge opportunity for us. Every member of our firm is key to the Legacy Design process so finding new ways to integrate all voices is only going to help us grow,” added Plumb.

“Legacy Design is a compass for our work and cultivating an authentic studio culture where everyone’s voice is heard. It is our true north and ensures that we, as a studio, share the same design philosophy, work ethic and direction,” said Burris.

Plumb, based in the firm’s Aspen studio, is an associate and landscape architect at the firm. She earned her Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Virginia. Burris is based in the firm’s Austin studio and earned his bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture at the University of Arkansas.


Unico Properties Announces New Market Leader 

Billy Woodward

Unico Properties announced Billy Woodward as its new Colorado market leader. Woodward will oversee leasing efforts for Unico’s Colorado portfolio and will be instrumental in identifying additional investment opportunities in the market.

Woodward brings nearly a decade of commercial real estate experience in the Denver market, previously holding roles at Transwestern, Newmark, and most recently, Lincoln Property Company, where he served as vice president.  Over the course of his career, Woodward has closed more than 550 transactions and represented nearly 10 million square feet of commercial space. Woodward has represented a diverse range of clients, from Fortune 500 companies to civil institutions to tenants.

“Denver is a foundational market for Unico and we are excited to have Billy help grow our platform over the long-term,” said Andrew Cox, senior vice president and market leader at Unico Properties. “Billy joins an incredibly strong local team in Denver with leaders like Dawn Moore, Russ Davis, and Craig Frame, and we believe deeply in the immense opportunity available. Billy’s market knowledge and reputation for superior client service will be instrumental in furthering our mission to create innovative, people-focused places.”

In Colorado, Unico owns and manages a total of 3.1 million square feet of office and mixed-use commercial space, including 1875 Lawrence in downtown Denver and more than a dozen properties on downtown Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall.

“Unico Properties has a significant presence in Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs with a diverse portfolio of office and mixed-use space. I look forward to working alongside the team to continue to grow Unico’s legacy in this market while also representing the cores values of Unico in the Denver real estate community,” says Billy Woodward.

Billy also serves as an at-large advisory council member for a non-profit community whose mission is focused on helping 2,500 youth annually facing substance abuse. Woodward is also a member of the Colorado chapter of NAOIP.


Howell Construction Adds Five Team Members

Chris Bernhardy
Alex Fielding

Howell Construction announced this week the addition of five key members to its team.

Dominique Galardo joins the company as an assistant project manager. Dominique brings a strong background working on commercial and residential construction projects in the United States and Canada. Her experience participating in the design phase of those projects will be an asset to Howell. Dominique received a Master of Science in Real Estate and the Built Environment from the University of Denver, Daniels College of Business, and her Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.

“I’m excited to be surrounded by like-minded individuals and to call Howell my new home,” said Dominique.

Dominique Galardo
Jon Tyus
Alex Sommer

Alex Fielding joins Howell as a project engineer. Alex’s experience includes working as a summer intern for a local contractor, focusing on site safety and cleanliness. Alex received his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Michigan State University.

Jon Tyus joins Howell in the estimating department where he will work on budgeting projects across all of Howell’s target industry sectors. He brings experience working both in the field on active construction projects and as an estimating intern for regional contractors. Jon received his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Colorado State University.

Chris Bernhardy also joins the Howell estimating team. Chris spent the last six years working as an estimator with an area
general contractor and has extensive knowledge of ground-up and tenant improvement projects in several market sectors
including higher education, hospitality, retail, office and aerospace. Chris graduated from Santa Fe College in Gainesville,

After interning with Howell during his final undergraduate semester, Alex Sommer joins Howell full-time as a project engineer.
Alex received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, with a minor in Engineering Management, from the University of

Roger Smith, vice president at Howell Construction states, “We are excited to have Dominique, Alex, Jon, and Chris join us,
and to have Alex Sommer on board full-time. Attracting an assistant project manager with Dominique’s exposure to design
processes will be an asset for us. Adding two project engineers and two estimators helps us continue to expand our
capabilities and deliver on our promise of Always Great Performance!”




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