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Cassandra McGowen RA

Julie-Geffke---Cassandra_McGowen_041Cassandra McGowen, R.A. – Senior Project Manager

Home Town: Chicago, Illinois
Education: B. Arch, Architecture, Pratt Institute
Minor Graphic Design
License: New York State Architectural License, 1986
Awards: Times Square Competition
William Van Alen Design Competition, 1981


Cassandra steps into the shoes of every client she works with. She listens attentively to their needs, assesses their requirements, and transforms them into distinctive and practical solutions.

With long experience in new construction and in renovation, Cassandra is a multi-faceted designer. Her background includes facilities for education and professional services, interiors, and multi-family residences. Throughout her 29 years with BGA, she has served her clients with true dedication—in programming and site selection, in design development, in preparation of construction documents, and in construction administration.

Cassandra’s creative side can be seen in her expertise in interior design, with special attention to color, finishes and furniture. In a recent recommendation, she put the ideal punctuation on a design challenge. BGA’s client wanted to update and emphasize a nautical theme, which was indicative of the nature of their business. Cassandra recommended Teak — a handsome, durable, wood traditionally used in boats. It was the ideal solution.

Cassandra is knowledgeable, resourceful and highly energetic. She has a reputation for making things happen on-time and on-budget.