Gabrielle Cohen is an Assistant Project Manager with Dixon Projects. In this role Gabi aids in managing residential developments in the pre-construction and construction phases. Her passion for architecture and design provides a unique approach to keeping a properties historical context intact and sense of place while staying on budget.
During Gabi’s tenure at Dixon she has aided in the development of minor renovation projects throughout all neighborhoods of Jersey City, and has worked on large-scale renovations in Historic Downtown. She has the ability to pivot between these two very different types of renovations, utilizing her wide skill set to stay on budget and increase net profit.
Gabi started her interest in project management as an intern at Lehrer, LLC an offshoot of Lehrer, McGovern, Bovis. There she worked on historic sites such as the TWA Flight Center Hotel, as well as Eataly in the World Trade Center Oculus. From there she was able to develop a love of project management. Gabi graduated from The University at Buffalo with a Bachelor of the Arts in Environmental Design and a minor in Architecture in May of 2017. During Gabi’s college career she held various leadership positions, such as a Resident Advisor and SUNY Senator. She also gained research experience as a research associate at the Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab at the University at Buffalo.
Upon graduation Gabi was offered a position at a boutique commercial project management firm called NVS. There she worked for various projects including Glossier’s HQ and a Financial Tech company called Bread Finance. As an assistant project manager at NVS Gabi worked on CAD drawings, scheduling and communicating with vendors, as well as leading weekly site meetings with CEOs of these companies.
Gabi’s love for project management stems from a love of education and learning. She believes that because Project Management is such a new field in construction there is so much to learn and discover. Project management is multi-disciplinary, one hour you are leading meetings with contractors and the next hour you are getting your hands dirty in construction. This versatility allows people Gabi is excited about the role that Dixon can play in the future of Project Management and the stakes the company will lay in the groundwork of the field.