Hope Alexander Joins Burns & McDonnell

The global manufacturing facilities development leader will support the firm’s growing portfolio of manufacturing facility solutions and clientele nationwide.

Hope Alexander, Burns & Mc Donnell

Leading facilities development professional Hope Alexander has joined Burns & McDonnell in Chicago to support the firm’s growing portfolio of manufacturing facility solutions and clientele nationwide. She will spearhead the development of integrated design and construction services for a diverse range of markets, including biotech/life sciences, advanced manufacturing, food and beverage, consumer products, and institutional facilities.

“Hope’s tremendous record of supporting manufacturing customers, particularly in the life sciences industry, with innovative solutions worldwide is second to none,” says Mike Fenske, president and general manager of the Global Facilities Group at Burns & McDonnell. “She is a consummate champion of her clients, always running toward challenges to provide world-class, customized results. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Hope to our firm as a leading force for Burns & McDonnell and the markets we serve.”

With more than 35 years of experience in all facets of the AEC industry, Alexander has worked in many technical markets across the globe, including biotech/life sciences, advanced manufacturing, product distribution, food and beverage, mission critical, and aviation.

Additionally, she has worked for both entrepreneurial startups and large, well-established companies. She was instrumental in the revenue and personnel growth of several companies offering program management, design-build, advanced building technology, material handling consulting, and architecture and engineering services. 

Alexander is involved in professional and industry organizations, including the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE) and Corporate Real Estate Women (CREW).

Backed by more than 10,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide, the Burns & McDonnell biotech/life sciences team delivers comprehensive engineering and construction services, with a focus on facilities related to:

  • Formulations
  • Biologics
  • Fill/finish
  • Oral solid dose
  • API synthesis/chemical process
  • Liquid/cream/ointment
  • Pilot plants
  •  cGMP warehouse/storage

Engineering News-Record ranks Burns & McDonnell No. 9 in Manufacturing and among the top 10 design-build firms.


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