Portrait of Carla Lopez del Puerto

Carla Lopez del Puerto is an Assistant Professor of Construction Management at Colorado State University. She received her B.S. in Architecture from Universidad de las Americas-Puebla, her M.S. in Construction Management from the University of Oklahoma and her Ph.D. from Saint Louis University.

She is a registered Architect in Mexico, a Certified Cost Consultant, a Designated Design-Build Professional and a LEED AP. She worked as a construction manager in Mexico for Buenaventura on the construction of 2 corporate buildings for Telmex, Mexico’s leading telephone company. After completing her master’s degree, she worked in the U.S. in the project management and controls area of the design-build industry as both a cost estimator and architectural designer at the Benham Companies. At Benham, she gained hands on experience with a number of complex design-build projects including a $1.4 billion Navy housing privatization project for 8 Navy Bases.

Her research area is alternative project delivery methods. She developed a guide to marketing design-build professional services and is a co-author on a recently published book about design-build.

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