Team Detail

Adrienne Hepler

As a Principal at Levien & Company, Adrienne works on business development and ongoing client support to enhance and expand Levien’s reach. Her project work focuses on not-for-profit and cultural institutions, where she has shown herself to be an expert at managing complex capital projects with rigorous government approvals and public funding requirements.

Throughout her career as a project manager, Adrienne has successfully completed projects with extraordinarily compressed schedules. For a complicated multi-year school project at the Nightingale-Bamford School, she carefully led the planning effort so that each summer of work was completed in time for school to open successfully in the fall.  For a non-profit fit out, Adrienne joined the team just before construction began, and prepared a budget that met the client’s limited resources while carefully managing the schedule to achieve completion within the compressed timeframe.

Adrienne brings a rational and calm approach to each challenge and keeps her clients informed throughout the project using finely tuned reporting documents and her excellent communication skills.

Prior to joining Levien & Company in 2013, Adrienne served for six years as Director of Capital Projects and Government Relations at The Public Theater in New York City, where she managed a $42 million renovation to a landmark building, which remained open during four years of construction.  Adrienne led The Public Theater through multiple municipal and community board approvals in addition to managing the design and construction team.

Adrienne also worked at the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation as a Project Manager for Policy and Programs, where she oversaw the implementation of over $200 million in federal grants to schools, parks, cultural organizations and economic development programs.

She received her Masters in Public Administration, Public and Nonprofit Management, from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Affairs at New York University and her B.A. in Political Science from Tulane University. 

Adrienne was in the inaugural class of Beverly Willis Foundation Emerging Leaders, is on the Building Congress Young Professionals Committee and NEW Ambassador Council.