Team Detail

Adrienne Hepler, Principal & COO

As a Principal at Levien & Company, Adrienne’s project work focuses on not-for-profit and cultural institutions, where she is adept at managing complex capital projects with rigorous government approvals, public funding requirements, and compressed schedules. Adrienne’s projects and clients benefit from her technical expertise and excellent communication skills.  She also focuses on business development and ongoing client support to enhance and expand Levien’s reach.

Since joining L&C in 2013, Adrienne has focused on complex educational and cultural projects. She was the manager for the restructuring and phased renovation of the Nightingale-Bamford School, the renovation of West Side Montessori School, and a masterplan for NYC’s Theatre Row.  Currently, she is overseeing the construction of the Cooke Center for Learning and Development, a new 60,000 sf school dedicated to students with special needs, and renovations of Capital Grammar and Preparatory School and the Vineyard Theatre.

Prior to joining Levien, 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 operational during four years of construction. 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, and currently serves on the NEW Ambassador Council, and is a member of WX New York Women Executives in Real Estate. She has recently been recognized as 2018 “Woman on the Rise” by the Commercial Observer, and is also a recipient of a 2018 “20 Under 40 Outstanding Women in Construction” award given by the Professional Women in Construction’s New York Chapter.