Karen Sulzer

As a Project Manager with a strong architectural background, Ms. Sulzer has over 20 years of experience leading dynamic project teams in the residential, commercial, hospitality and nonprofit industries. Moreover, she is among the area’s leading experts with recovery efforts in post Katrina South Louisiana. She has worked closely with representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Louisiana State Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and the Louisiana Recovery Authority to maximize disaster recovery assistance.

Ms. Sulzer’s knowledge and understanding of the Public Assistance Program allows her to successfully see a Client’s project through completion. She has developed constructive working relationships at the local, state, and federal levels, as well as with local architecture, engineering, interior design and construction firms. These relationships, combined with her outstanding organizational skills, have proved central in the recovery process.

Earlier in her career, she specialized in residential and commercial projects, from planned communities in Louisiana and the Florida Gulf Coast region to fast-paced hospitality projects throughout Louisiana. These fast track design -build projects helped develop an outstanding track record of successful ventures. Among several social and professional organizations, she is a member of the Women Business Enterprise National Council and The International Association of Emergency Managers.

A partial listing of her project experience follows:

  • Holy Cross School, New Orleans, LA: Executive Project Manager for all phases of design and construction for a new cutting-edge, 18-acre, educational facility. In addition to management of the new facility construction, she established temporary facilities on an expedited time schedule. In addition, Ms. Sulzer manages the administration of the Federal Public Assistance grant funds. The Holy Cross project is one of the first actual cost replacement relocation recovery projects utilizing Federal Public Assistance funds post – Hurricane Katrina.
  • St. Paul’s Episcopal School, New Orleans, LA: Executive Project Manager for design, construction and grant administration for a new 10,000 sq. ft. replacement educational facility. Construction of the new FEMA funded consolidated facility will begin this year and is expected to cost $2.5 million and be completed in 2011.
  • My House Center for Learning, New Orleans, LA: Project Manager for the design, construction and grant administration for complete building renovation resulting from the damages from Hurricane Katrina and the floods that followed. The new 18,000 sq.ft state of-the-art child care and preschool program facility will be completed in 2011.

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