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Expanding our life sciences expertise

We recently welcomed construction industry veteran, Michael Shilow as Project Director for Unispace Life Sciences. Michael will oversee the design and construction of innovative life sciences projects for our clients. Learn more about Michael.

Tell us about your career before joining Unispace Life Sciences.

I’ve worked in the construction industry for over 30 years, and have in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the project lifecycle. I have successfully managed and delivered large-scale, multi-million-dollar projects, including ground-up, renovation, high-rise, mixed use, green building, and tenant fit-outs.

What attracted you to Unispace Life Sciences?

I am passionate about creating life sciences spaces that enhance the wellbeing, productivity, and innovation of end-users. Unispace Life Sciences’ expertise delivering complex facilities on a global scale and the opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary team under one roof attracted me to the business.

What are the key traits you are bringing to the team?

I have a proven track record of ensuring quality, safety, and sustainability on projects to meet and exceed client expectations. I excel at leading and motivating teams, building strong relationships, and using innovative problem solving to resolve construction challenges. My attention to detail and commitment to excellence enhance the overall quality of work on my team.

What will be your main priorities in terms of propelling success for Unispace Life Sciences and our clients?

My priorities include effective risk management, cost control, and timely project delivery when working with our clients. I’m also passionate about pushing boundaries and encouraging a culture of continuous learning to see what we can do better next time. The life sciences industry needs to evolve to compete for skilled talent, and I look forward to helping Unispace Life Sciences continue delivering futureproof labs, facilities, and workplaces.

“Michael adds valued expertise to Unispace Life Sciences’ Americas team. His experience delivering state-of-the-art projects for global brands and passions for safety and client satisfaction make him well-suited to meet the complex needs of our life sciences clients.” - John O’Reilly, CEO, Unispace Life Sciences

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Michael brings over 30 years of construction management experience driving quality execution on large-scale projects in life sciences, commercial, mixed use, multifamily high-rise, healthcare,  education, and aviation. He oversees project execution and provides expert guidance through all phases, from planning and development, through  closeout. He couples outstanding communication with proactive problem solving skills to establish positive rapport and build strong relationships with the entire development team, resulting in better and more thorough service.

Connect with Michael on LinkedIn.