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Sandy Young is a licensed Architectural Engineer, a Certified Construction Manager and a LEED Accredited Professional in green building and design. She has been working in the construction field for over 20 years and has completed many significant projects in the Life Sciences field.

From small to large projects, Sandy’s roles have ranged from General Contractor to Activation Manager to Owner Representative providing her with an excellent background to navigate all players through the project process. Experience in all phases including design review, contract management, cost control, budget management, schedule review, move management and quality control enables Sandy to guide projects to a successful completion.

As Director for CBRE leading their Mid-Atlantic Region Life Sciences team, Sandy is excited to bring her myriad experience and strong communication skills to create new spaces that will lead to new health and research discoveries.


  • Pennsylvania State University, Bachelor of Architectural Engineering, Construction Management Option

Pro Accreditations

  • Professional Engineering License, Architectural Engineering, State of Maryland
  • Certified Construction Manager, CMAA
  • LEED Accredited Professional, BD+C
  • Montgomery County Great Seneca Science Corridor-Implementation Advisory Committee (GSSC-IAC), Committee Member

Significant Transactions

  • Paul & Diane Manning Institute of Biotechnology, University of Virginia
    Richmond, VA
    Owner’s representative and construction management professional services for new life sciences facility, including cGMP and Vivarium. 350,000 SF, cost $350M.
  • NIH-Office of Research Facilities, Porter Neuroscience Research Center, Phase 2
    Bethesda, MD
    New state of the art laboratory building including Vivarium, imaging, office and conference/public spaces. The facility incorporated a number of sustainable features and was awarded 3 Green Globes and LEED Gold Certification. 306,476 SF, cost $350M.
  • NIH-National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Integrated Research Facility
    Frederick, MD
    A high-containment laboratory research facility on the garrison of Fort Detrick, the IRF facility includes BSL-4 and BSL-2 lab spaces, a large animal Vivarium and state-of-the-art imaging equipment suites. 144,000 SF, cost $200M.
  • NIH-National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Vaccine Research Center
    Bethesda, MD
    New research laboratory including a Vivarium, BSL-3 laboratories and a conference suite with teleconferencing capacity. 84,000 SF, cost $80M.
  • Confidential, cGMP Manufacturing Facility
    Gaithersburg, MD
    Design and construction of a shell fit-out of a cGMP facility including new mechanical and electrical infrastructure to accommodate cleanroom facility. 20,000 SF, cost $30M.
  • Children’s National Research &Innovation Campus
    Washington DC
    Owner’s representative and construction management professional services for Pre-design and Design of Phase 2 facility renovation. 170,000 SF, cost $14M.
  • Confidential Innovation Center
    Hunt Valley, MD
    Pre-design, programming and existing building review for executive presentation. 250,000 SF. Cost withheld.
  • LabCorp
    Columbia, MD
    Distribution Center with cold room storage, 23,000 SF

Clients Represented

  • Architect of the Capitol
  • Children’s National
  • Confidential Food Company
  • Futrend
  • JBG Smith
  • LabCorp
  • Confidential Pharmacutical Manufacturing Company
  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  • Smithsonian Institute
  • University of Virginia
  • US Supreme Court