Jacqueline Dudley knew from a young age that she would have a career in architecture or construction. “My dad owned a construction company that specialized in concrete and steel and my mom was an interior designer.” A degree in architecture from the University of Texas at Austin was a natural fit for her. “I spent a lot of my childhood on jobsites. I was really fascinated by all of it.”

Her life experiences helped develop her appreciation of integrated practices. “Construction is how we realize great design. You can create a magical design, but it still has to be built. The construction team is the ones that make that happen.”

@ Beck

Jacqueline has been at Beck for five years and is currently a Senior Project Coordinator on our Omni Barton Creek design-build project. “This is my second integrated project, and I’m enjoying the colocation aspect of it. By being on site every day, I’m getting to see the project come to life. It’s very gratifying.”

One of her favorite things about Beck is the people she gets to work with. “It sounds cliché because we all tend to say it, but the people are what makes Beck great,” she says, “There are so many mentors here, people who care about you and want to help you move forward in your career. I’ve always felt like I’ve been able to pursue my passions, and have been encouraged to do so.”

Outside of Work

Jacqueline stays actively involved in the community. She is currently a member of the Real Estate Council Austin Leadership Class and serves as the recruitment advisor to the sorority she was involved in at The University of Texas. “I enjoy being able to give back to an organization and community that provided me so many opportunities, and I hope to instill that ideal in the girls that I mentor.”

In true Austinite fashion, Jacqueline spends a lot of time outside with her husband and German Shorthaired Pointer. “We go on a lot of walks around various trails and our dog loves swimming at Red Bud,” she says. “My husband and I also do a lot of front porch sitting. We have a great neighborhood so it’s nice to be able to enjoy it in that way.”