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NYREJ's Women in Real Estate, Marli Mata, LERA Consulting Structural Engineers

Marli Mata has been an integral part of LERA's winning CANstruction team!

Marli is a BIM Specialist at LERA with a Masters in BIM Management Steering from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. She started at LERA in 2019 and her recent work includes office and mixed-use, hotel and residential, cultural, academic and healthcare as well as industrial facilities and investigations. Marli is currently a member of PMI Project Management Institute and WIB Women in BIM. Congratulations to Marli on all of your accomplishments!

Marli Mata, BIM Specialist, LERA

What recent project or accomplishment are you most proud of?

"I am very proud of the team effort the office has made throughout the pandemic. My department went fully remote in March. I am working on the Cheongna International City Tower in South Korea, a new 1470-ft. (448 m) tower which will be the tallest in Korea. Since I am in New York and most of the design team is working from LERA’s new office in Seoul, I thought it would be a challenge, but we have communicated through videos, drawings, late phone calls, Revit crash courses and we have accomplished so much working with BIM." - Marli Mata

What conferences, books, blogs, podcasts, or influencers would you recommend to women?

"This year I have grown so fond of podcasts! I recommend ‘Unlocking Us with Brené Brown’ where she shares her journey with vulnerability in an unpolished way; and ‘The Marie Forleo Podcast’ brings her spark and humor to interview great guests who are accomplished in motivation, creativity, business, health and so many other fields." - Marli Mata

What is one characteristic that you believe every woman in business should possess?

"I think having an entrepreneurial spirit. Great women inspire others through their vision and express it with creativity, assertiveness, boldness while enhancing teamwork." - Marli Mata

Marli Mata has been an integral part of LERA's winning CANstruction team!

LERA's entry for this year's Canstruction New York, titled "Delicate Balance," was awarded Best Original Design, the top prize at the 27th installation of the annual charitable design competition. Canstruction brings teams of architects, engineers, contractors and students together to create giant structures made entirely from unopened cans of food, which are then donated to those in need. LERA's team of volunteers designed and constructed an 8-ft tall pair of ballerina feet posing in the classic sous-sous dancer's position. The structure is made from nearly 2,500 cans of stuffed grape leaves and Grecian-style eggplant.



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