Allison’s career in project management has been largely shaped by her current role at Levien & Company where she serves as Owner’s Representative for a wide variety of nonprofit and commercial clients. Acting as the team leader for her client’s construction projects, Allison brings a collaborative approach to team management and allows her clients to better leverage their resources and focus on their core business or mission.
Since joining Levien & Company in 2009, Allison has become a leader in developing the firm’s standards of practice and has established expertise in cost control – including managing change requests, financial reporting and public funding sources – for more than $250 million in construction projects. The multi-phased renovation of the Park Avenue Armory - which entailed major infrastructure upgrades and historic restoration of iconic interior Landmarks while maintaining full operation of the facility – has been a highlight of her professional experience.
In 2015, she completed the construction of the Hajjar STEM Center for the Dwight-Englewood School in Englewood, NJ, which was recognized with the AIA’s 2016 Education Facility Design Award. Her current work includes the development of a 110,000 sf affordable housing project for Clinton Housing Development Corp. on Manhattan’s west side and new LEED Gold branch library for the Brooklyn Public Library.
Prior to joining the firm, Allison worked as a Project Manager for Richter & Ratner Contracting in New York City where she gained a breadth of knowledge and leadership skills managing interior renovations and new base building construction projects. One of her notable projects during that time was the 45,000 sf LEED Gold Center for Global Conservation at the Bronx Zoo.
Allison is an adjunct professor at NYU's Schack Institute of Real Estate and teaches a graduate-level course in Construction Budgets and Cost Management. She received her B.S. in City & Regional Planning from Cornell University, with a concentration in Architecture, and her M.S. in Construction Management from New York University. She is a LEED Accredited Professional. Allison is President Elect of the New York chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women and was recently recognized as a 2018 “Woman to Watch” by Real Estate Forum.
- Brooklyn Public Library - Greenpoint Branch
- Brooklyn Public Library - Brooklyn Heights Branch
- Clinton Housing Development - Site 7
- Dwight-Englewood School
- Park Avenue Armory
- University House
- St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church
- 653 Tenth Avenue
- Corporation for Supportive Housing
- 998 Fifth Avenue
- Museum of the Moving Image
- 660 Madison Avenue