CHICAGO, Illinois (April 26, 2016) — Yvonne Bilshausen has joined Burns & McDonnell, where she will serve as senior project manager for large-scale, multi-phase aviation and airport projects. Bilshausen will be based in Chicago, where she has led several projects for current Burns & McDonnell clients, including United Airlines and Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
During her 20-year career, Bilshausen has led multidisciplinary teams assigned to some of the most complex, high-profile airport design projects in the aviation industry. From 1999 to 2003, she was a project manager in the Program Management Office at Chicago O’Hare International Airport on the World Gateway Program, Capital Improvement Program, and O’Hare Modernization Program. From 2010 to 2013, she led design and construction management of major projects totaling $1.5 billion at Heathrow Airport in London. Bilshausen has achieved success throughout her career in delivering fully integrated design-build solutions for exceptionally complex projects on tight schedules.
“It’s an understatement to say we are excited to have Yvonne join our team,” says Bret Pilney, vice president of Burns & McDonnell’s Aviation Group. “When you walk through some of the most outstanding, well-designed airports in the U.S. and Europe, there is a good chance you will be looking at work done by Yvonne and her team.”
“Yvonne has achieved stellar success and recognition everywhere she has been in her career,” says Scott Newland, senior vice president and general manager of the Chicago Region. “That’s because she is both a gifted designer and detail-oriented project manager. She believes in the same principles Burns & McDonnell has always lived by – delivering projects that reflect excellent design and are on budget, on schedule and meet safety targets.”
Bilshausen earned both her Master and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from the University of Illinois at Chicago and attended the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture school in Versailles, France.
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