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    Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, hires Salone Habibuddin, AIA as Project Solutions Manager in Washington State

    September 25, 2014

    SEATTLE – Balfour Beatty Construction’s Washington State division, locally known as Howard S. Wright, hired Salone Habibuddin, AIA as project solutions manager.

    In this role, Habibuddin will lead early owner engagement by working with the project teams to identify and execute on the most effective plan to deliver the project based on what is valuable and important to the owner. She will be working in close coordination with the division’s business development team.

    Habibuddin is a development director / construction manager and licensed architect with over 21 years of industry experience. Her expertise lies in early owner engagement and coordinating the project team to identify the issues and create the plan forward all through the real estate acquisition process, entitlements, design, construction, and leasing. She manages design and construction budgets; coordinates schedules for design, procurement, and construction; entitlements/permits.

    Prior to joining Howard S. Wright, Habibuddin oversaw the design, development, and construction process on many projects including 400 Fairview, a 13-story office building with ground-floor retail, and five levels of underground parking. In addition, she has managed low/mid-rise, market rate/low income, multi-family project types from entitlements through design and construction to occupancy for multiple projects with values ranging from $5 million to $20 million.

    “The marketplace continues to demand early stage development assistance from their construction partners. Salone’s expertise furthers our offering and value-add to our clients and business partners” said Dan Peyovich, Washington State division president.

    Habibuddin has been involved with several industry organizations including serving for four years on the Seattle Design Review Board; course instructor for five years for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) teaching Architect’s Licensing Exam courses; Design Fellow with Architecture for Humanity (AFH) where she consulted for Rumi Schools in Hyderabad, India; and member of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Management Practices in Construction.

    Habibuddin holds a Master of Science in construction management and a Bachelor of Arts in architecture from the University of Washington. She currently resides in Seattle.