Lindsay Lally, assistant professor of practice in the Myers-Lawson School of Construction at Virginia Tech, has been named Pulte Homes Professor of Practice by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The Pulte Homes Professorship was established in 2003 by a gift from Pulte Homes to help with the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty members. Lally will hold the professorship for two years.

A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 2018, Lally has more than 12 years of experience in the design and construction industry and holds a professional engineering license in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She has designed and managed a variety of land development projects, specializing in higher education. Lally has also worked collaboratively with clients, designers, construction professionals, and other stakeholders on multidisciplinary community projects.

Examples of her work include the Virginia Tech/Blacksburg Transit Multi-Modal Transit Facility, the Radford University College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences Building, and the O’Shaughnessy Hall renovation project.

In the classroom, Lally encourages students to solve problems and negotiate solutions in a team setting and promotes a pragmatic approach to project management with her students.

The Myers-Lawson School of Construction is housed jointly in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies and the College of Engineering. The building construction program prepares students to critically address the present and evolving needs of the construction industry and focuses on the understanding of construction technology, construction management, and production management processes. Students develop an understanding of the technical aspects of construction while applying useful construction management practices and tools to maintain control and provide informed, optimal decisions.

Lally received her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree, both in civil engineering, from Virginia Tech.

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