Introduction to our 2023 Honorees:
Kabri Lehrman Schmid – Built Community Impact Award
It is difficult to understate the impact that Kabri Lehrman Schmid has had on the construction industry. She has a 16-year career portfolio which showcases her depth of skills across all project phases on highly complex, active campus projects totaling over $1.9B in value. She is the recipient of multiple national awards including ENR’s 2023 Top 20 Under 40 national honorees and Construction Business Owner’s 2019 Outstanding Women in Construction. Based in Seattle, Kabri is also the recipient of AGC of Washington’s 2022 inaugural Rising Star award, and Washington Women in Trades’ 2019 Workplace Leader Award.
Kabri has inspired thousands as an experienced public speaker who contributes her industry insights to organizations and publications that prioritize workforce health building strategies, field management training and supporting careers in the skilled trades.
Kabri’s regional and national recognition has been a result of years of dedication to construction-specific diversity and mental health initiatives across the industry. Her message emphasizes the responsibility of field leadership to model inclusion and shares practical tactics with owners, trade partners and design professionals on how (and why) to build psychological safety on the jobsite.
Kabri, her wife, and family live in Seattle. She has been an advocate for BuildOUT California since its inception and we are honored to have her, and Hensel Phelps’ support.
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