234 Beverly Drive
Metairie, LA 70001
As architect and Principal-In-Charge of the recently-completed $31M Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy charter school project, I've had the pleasure of working closely with Rachelle Albright, as the school's construction representative, for the past two years. In 40+ years as an architect in New Orleans, I have worked together with many local Construction Managers and Owner's Representatives on projects large and small. I can honestly say there have been none as dedicated, hard-working and professional as Rachelle has been on our Kenner Discovery project.
Brian Faucheux, AIA, LEED AP
Sizeler Thompson Brown Architectsl
As an owner's representative, Rachelle is a knowledgeable, well-organized professional. She pays attention to detail, maximizes savings, and understands the world of design and construction. Rachelle epitomizes feminine power through her excellent listening skills and her ability to be a team player while still being a powerful voice in a room when needed.
Patty Glaser, Ph.D.
Kenner Discovery, CEO / Founding Head of School
I have worked with Rachelle Albright on many successful and notable projects since 2000, beginning with The Monsignor Champagne Multi-Purpose Center at St. Rita Catholic Church in Harahan. Since then we have worked together on a number of other projects including two projects totaling $16M at The Academy of the Sacred Heart, The new Greater New Orleans Foundation's Center for Philanthropy on Lee Circle, Martin Wine Cellar's new Uptown location and an $18M KIPP School at Columbia Parc. We consider Rachelle to be the most astute and organized Project Manager we have encountered in our over 30 year history. With a deep and grounded understanding of critical path scheduling, means, methods and the costs of construction in our market, Rachelle's strengths also include an ability to solve and negotiate issues that arise during design and construction in a diplomatic manner that brings all parties to a mutually beneficial solution. We highly recommend her and look forward to working with her again in future.
Mac Ball Waggonner & Ball, APC
"I have worked with Rachelle Albright on a significant and complex building as the architect of the building. Rachelle is, above all, very organized, cooperative, and efficient. She is extremely knowledgeable of the construction industry, and she has the ability and personality to very effectively solve complex problems in a fair resolution to all parties concerned. Rachelle will be an asset to any entity she serves."
Raymond "Skipper" Post, FAIA
I have worked on numerous construction projects with Rachelle for many years as both the Structural Engineer of Record and as an Owner and I have always found her to be a genuine professional. Of the hundreds of people in Construction I have worked with over 45 years I consider Rachelle to be among the best. She worked tirelessly to insure that all work was completed in a timely manner while also making sure that each owner received the quality and value they expected. As an engineer I appreciated her understanding of the technical aspects of projects and how easy it was to work with her through any problems that arose. Rachelle was the principal in charge of a project on which I was the owner. The building was over-designed and initially bid significantly over budget. Rachelle assisted us greatly to value-engineer the scope and bring the project in on budget.
Ashton B. Avegno, Jr., P.E.
Rachelle Albright has a very clear way of explaining things to clients less knowledgeable about construction. While gentle in tone, she is firm in her decisions and knowledge of the field. Rachelle is presently working with me on some new projects and has been a great mentor in this manner. Her level of experience is extremely high and her recommendations of valuable resources have been greatly appreciated.
Kay F. Higginbotham
Director of Operations and Strategic Initiatives
Academy of the Sacred Heart
From concept to project identification to priority, Rachelle Albright has designed effective methods for engaging diverse constituency groups within the Academy of the Sacred Heart to develop its Master Plan. Aligning the planning process with our visionary strategic plan, the design charrettes she facilitated focused for us immediate and long range priorities in a clear positive results-oriented manner. Knowledgeable, accessible, and thorough, Sacred Heart looks forward to collaboration with Mrs. Albright as our consultant for a wide variety of construction management services related to our Master Plan.
Sr. Melanie A. Guste, RSCJ, Ph.D.
Academy of the Sacred Heart
We're very proud to have worked with F.H. Myers Construction over the years, going all the way back into the 80's working with Fred at the New Orleans International Airport. Several years later, we were impressed to have welcomed you as the Project Manager on the Lafon Nursing Facilities. Most recently under your guidance as Project Manager with F. H. Myers on teh Schoen Funeral Home Chapel addition, yet another successful project has been realized. We look forward to our next project with you and consider any of your future clients fortunate to have your involvement.
Michael Lachin, AIA
President / Architect
LACHIN Architects, apc
"Expediting Results Through Take-Charge Management"