LAURA LEIGH BARRETT

Vice President

While earning her bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia, Laura Leigh accepted an internship on a construction project on campus. That is where she fell in love with construction and the inner workings of the entire building process. For many years, she sat on the owner’s side of the table, even acting as a program manager with GSFIC and TCSG. Time spent with these public entities shaped her view of the industry as she learned to appreciate the challenges they face with high expectations and limited budgets. Today as Senior Director and an owner’s advocate, she dedicates her talents to mitigating risks for her clients, mostly public institutions. Laura Leigh builds trust and creates value by being budget-conscious, accurate, and efficient. She cares about people and protects her clients by negotiating beneficial contracts, digging into details, assembling cohesive teams, and keeping a watchful eye on budget and schedule from start to finish. She finds purpose in connecting to each client’s unique mission and asking herself daily, “How can I add value?” This selfless approach brings confidence and certainty to otherwise complex building programs.

Representative Projects

IMPACT Headquarters

Atlanta, GA

Athens Classic Center Arena

Athens, GA

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Tifton, GA

Kennesaw State University Howell Hall

Marietta, GA

Camp Twin Lakes – Campus Expansion

Rutledge, GA

Featured Posts

This past month, our own Laura Leigh Barrett passed the torch of her CMAA South Atlantic Chapter presidency over to Nicole Prettyman, another IMPACT employee who is passionate about the organization and the opportunity to lead...

As program managers in the commercial market, we believe a workplace should reflect your mission and culture. When this happens, it provides benefits tenfold. That is why teaming with Cobb Chamber as they embarked on their rebrand and opted for a new space became…