Design Manager, Turner Construction Company

Kyle Gray, AIA, DBIA, is a regional Design Manager for Turner Construction Company. He is responsible for overall design-build pursuit strategy, team selection, design management, and best practices for Turner’s projects. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from California State University, Sacramento, in 2009. He continued his studies at the Academy of Art University, earning a Masters of Architecture in 2014. He is currently completing his Masters of Professional Studies in Real Estate at Georgetown University, with expected graduation in 2022. He holds an architectural license in California. Kyle has 15 years of experience in design and construction and has been responsible for designing some impactful projects such as San Francisco International Airport Terminal 3 West and the new BART Headquarters. He is a passionate advocate of lean management principles and creating a culture where all team members can thrive while keeping the project’s goals in mind. He is a proponent of Progressive Design Build as an implementation approach for integrated project delivery. Kyle believes that formalized Partnering is a strong foundation for high-performing collaborative teams and helps promote project chemistry. He establishes a reputation within the industry as a leader who promotes high-performing collaborative teams that deliver under tight constraints. Kyle brings a unique insight into the design and construction process with unique knowledge and perspective as a designer, estimator, procurement agent, scheduler, and builder. For the past 11 years, Kyle serves as a Coach for the UC Berkeley – Associated Schools of Construction Design-Build competition team.