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Keith Couch

Keith Couch

Senior Vice President

Keith joined Clark in 1997 as a Project Manager and led several projects in the Washington, D.C. area, including the $80 million United States Secret Service Headquarters, the $30 million 2001 K Street, the $20 million 1919 M Street, and the $25 million 901 F Street. Following his promotion to Senior Project Manager in 2000, Keith was responsible for construction at the $145 million Georgetown University Southwest Quadrangle.

As a Project Executive, he was responsible for the Company’s first two Public-Private Partnership K-12 educational facility projects – the $70 million South County Secondary School in Lorton, Va., and the $25 million Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School in Falls Church, Va. Promoted to Vice President in 2005, Keith oversaw our efforts at the $25 million Trinity Centre Two in Centreville, Va., the $40 million Carroll Square in Washington, D.C., and the $70 million design/build HMX-1 Maintenance Hangar project at Quantico Marine Base.

In 2009, Keith was promoted to Senior Vice President and led the Company’s 3.9 million square foot, $1.4 billion New Campus East project in Fort Belvoir, Va., the largest project undertaken in the Company’s 107 year history. In 2012 and 2013 Keith led a business unit focused on United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) work and other mission critical work in the region, and today leads the $1.2 billion Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project Phase 2.

Keith is certified by the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) as a Designated Design Build Professional and is active in the regional Mid-Atlantic Chapter and at the national level. Keith is also active in the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) and in the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), sits on the Clemson University Construction Science and Management Industry Advisory Board, and is an instructor at Clark University.

Prior to joining Clark in 1997, Keith was in the power plant construction business. Between 1988 and 1997, Keith held a variety of positions on a number of coal, gas, and nuclear power plant projects in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Florida, Virginia, and Saudi Arabia.

Keith holds dual bachelor’s degrees in building science and management and in design from Clemson University, where he graduated in 1988.

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