Born and raised in India, Sue came to the U.S. to pursue her master’s degree in construction management at Texas A&M. Her love for the ocean ultimately brought her to the coast, where she began her career as a field engineer, building her first OSHPD retrofit hospital. From there, her experience grew with projects such as SF Air Traffic Control Tower, Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, and numerous projects for several Silicon Valley tech giants.
Sue’s field experience further developed her proficiencies, eventually leading her to join Herrero Builders as a preconstruction executive. She is currently leading preconstruction efforts for UCSF’s New Parnassus Height Hospital Tower alongside a group of industry experts. An optimist at heart, Sue is excited about the way that preconstruction has evolved and looks forward to the progressive transformation that will take place over the next several decades.
Vulnerability in Construction is absolutely essential for the longevity of projects and personnel. It is important to speak your truth and see how it has a multitude of positive effects on your team and your coworkers. Whether between coworkers, subcontractors, designers or clients, vulnerability at every level helps improve the quality of decision making, and hence creates successful lifelong partnerships.