Pierre Cowart - Executive Vice President
Pierre is a 22-year veteran of Leopardo with a strong background in architecture and a robust portfolio of managing diverse construction projects. One thing that differentiates him from others is his comfort level with understanding development economics and the downstream demands they place on project budgets and schedules. Before stepping into the role of executive vice president, Pierre oversaw strategy and operations of Leopardo’s corporate/community business unit, which included residential, office, retail, industrial and local public sector clientele. He earned the trust and respect of many recognized national brands including Arthur J. Gallagher, Radio Flyer, Big Ten Conference, Walgreens, Honda, Universal Technical Institute and more.
Pierre graduated from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana with a Master of Science in civil engineering, Master of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in architectural studies. He also studied architecture and urbanism at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Versailles, France. He is an active member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP). He has guest lectured at the University of Illinois on both architecture and civil engineering, as well as at Roosevelt University in Chicago on the subject of project delivery methods and construction contracting.