LAS VEGAS – McCarthy Building Companies Inc., one of the nation’s oldest and largest privately held construction firms, has named Rachel McGinn as integrated design manager for its Las Vegas office. McGinn brings a wealth of experience in architectural and sustainable design, client relations, and design phase project management to her new role and will be working closely with McCarthy’s preconstruction and construction team members.
“Our ongoing commitment to providing a collaborative, integrated, and custom approach to the design phase of each and every project exemplifies our dedication to quality and innovation,” said Ross Edwards, vice president of operations. “Rachel’s background in architectural design and project management strengthens our capabilities by ensuring our ability to provide every client and design partner with an exceptional experience from inception through project completion.”
McGinn joins McCarthy after previously working as an architectural designer for two years at JCJ Architecture in Las Vegas where she was involved in the design of a diverse portfolio of projects including Marquee Dayclub at Cosmopolitan Resort, several schools for the Clark County School District, and David Marks Tower located at the University of Southern California. Prior to that, McGinn spent over three years with Klai Juba Wald Architecture + Interiors first as an architectural designer and subsequently as a project manager contributing to high profile projects such as the Las Vegas Convention Center Expansion and Palms Casino Resort Remodel.
In her new role, McGinn will be an integral part of design meetings with the architect, owner, consultants, and trade partners during the early phases of a project. She will coordinate day-to-day design operations with the design team, often providing detailed solutions to project challenges in real-time. In addition to guiding the design documents, she will empower stakeholders with relevant information to make early decisions that support the long-term goals of the project. During the construction she will be involved in both office and field operations, working with the entire team to resolve issues and unforeseen conditions in the quickest and most effective way possible.
“I thrive in collaborative environments and am looking forward to advocating for design excellence within the design-build team at McCarthy,” said McGinn. “Exceeding client’s expectations is my ultimate goal.”
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is one of the oldest privately held national construction companies in the country – with more than 150 years spent collaborating with partners to solve complex building challenges on behalf of its clients. With an unrelenting focus on safety and a comprehensive quality program that spans all phases of every project, McCarthy utilizes industry-leading design phase and construction techniques combined with value-add technology to maximize outcomes. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work, McCarthy has been operating in Nevada since 1973. McCarthy is 100 percent employee-owned. For additional information, visit www.mccarthy.com.