BL Companies, Inc., an employee-owned, multi-disciplinary architecture, engineering, environmental and land surveying firm is pleased to announce that Amy Samuelson, AIA has joined the company and senior leadership team as the Executive Director of Architecture & Building Engineering.
A graduate of the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., Amy has over 25 years of experience as a project architect and manager with a portfolio that includes notable public, independent, and higher education projects. Known for her team-building skills, Amy looks forward to continuing the growth trajectory of the ASMEP group’s expansion into existing markets including industrial, energy, retail, and with Amy’s arrival, more public projects.
“Joining BL Companies is a unique opportunity, and I’m excited to join a company that’s growing and has a great future,” says Amy. “Because of my background in architecture, I think I bring a distinctive outlook to the outstanding work the group is already doing. My experience within institutional and public work lends itself well to BL’s existing clientele, and my goal is to help expand the team and continue to deliver exceptional results for BL’s clients.”
In her role, Amy will be responsible for managing the teams involved in all vertical construction and the systems within them. As a member of the senior leadership team, she will play an important role in driving strategic priorities forward. For Amy, the most rewarding aspect of her work beyond project operations is helping to develop other members of the team and allowing people to grow and define their future – values that align with BL’s employee-owned, client-driven culture.
“As we look strategically at the future growth of BL, continuing to plan for seamless succession in leadership and ultimately keeping in mind client satisfaction, Amy emerged as the leading candidate for this senior leadership position,” said Carolyn Stanworth, BL Companies President and Chief Executive Officer. “Her knowledge and experience will be a tremendous asset to BL Companies and the leadership team as we continue to enhance our employee ownership culture, expand our geographic presence, and serve our clients’ needs.”