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LERA’s Outstanding Women in Construction

Congratulations to LERA's own Halle Doenitz and Alexandra Novak who have been honored by the Women's Builders Council with the Outstanding Women in Construction 2015 award!

Way to go Halle and Alexandra! We are proud of your accomplishments and salute you on your well deserved recognition.

Winners were honored at an awards gala at New York City’s Gotham Hall. You can read Alexandra and Halle’s awards profiles HERE.


Senior Associate

Leslie E. Robertson Associates

A 20-year, veteran engineer with global

design experience

Alexandra Novak is a Senior Associate at Leslie E. Roberts Associates. Novak is a licensed Professional Engineer who has spent the majority of her over 20 year career at Leslie E. Robertson Associates working on institutional, cultural and commercial projects in the New York region and throughout the world.

As a Project Manager, Alexandra has a significant amount of experience on educational and renovation projects. Her projects include the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center, CUNY Medgar Evers College academic building, the Mott Haven Campus for the NYC SCA, SUNY Cortland, Bowers Hall, and the Buck Institute for Age Research . In addition, she has worked on office towers and museums throughout the world.

Novak is fluent in Polish and English and received her Masters and Bachelors of Civil Engineering from the City University of New York.


Associate Structural Design Engineer

Leslie E. Robertson Associates

From father to daughter, engineering

solutions are the heart of conversations

Halle Doenitz is a licensed Professional Engineer who has been with the structural engineering firm Leslie E. Robertson Associates since 2011.

Doenitz’s passion for engineering developed at an early age as her father is also an engineer. He is still practicing, and now they enjoy sharing project challenges and design solutions.

Her project experience includes the Lodha World One Tower in Mumbai, which is currently under construction and will be one of the tallest residential buildings in the world. She is the current project manager of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design renovation project. She performs special inspections at LERA’s projects throughout the New York area, including at the NYU Langone Medical Center, Kimmel Pavilion and the Columbia University Medical Center, Graduate Education Building.

Committed to returning to the community, Doenitz volunteers her time with the Engineers Without Borders and Construction organizations.

Doenitz received her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Civil Engineering from the

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She was a member of Chi Epsilon’s National Civil

Engineering Honors Society.

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