In her role, Urizar will combine her design and construction expertise with best practices and lessons learned from experience to expand Gilbane’s growing cultural portfolio. Before joining Gilbane, Urizar spent 14 years on the operations team at The Art Institute of Chicago and two years in museum construction management consulting.
“We are thrilled to have Sara Urizar join our diverse leadership team in Chicago. She offers notable strengths in leading teams, planning strategy, managing relationships, and developing complex projects,” said Karrie Kratz, Vice President and Business Leader for Gilbane Chicago.
During her career, Urizar has been involved in numerous high-profile cultural and performing arts projects for clients, including The Art Institute of Chicago, Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, and Joslyn Art Museum.
“I am excited to join Gilbane and build on my passion for cultural institutions and client advocacy. My experience gives me unique insights and perspective into the complexities of museum and cultural projects,” Urizar said. “I am eager to share my expertise with the Gilbane team, our clients, and project partners.”
Urizar has a civil and environmental engineering degree from the University of Michigan and is a founding board member of the Chicago Chapter of Professional Women in Construction.