Hannah N. LaakGaleAssociates_AboutGale_OurPeople_HannahLack

Building Enclosure Design and Consulting


Why did you choose this career? Studying architecture in college, I was fascinated by the concept of designing smaller scale details. It is unnerving to me that the smallest issue within a building can get lost within a project, but if missed can lead to major problems in the future. Making a difference within my industry in an unconventional manner is always fun too.

What is your favorite part of your job? I am an individual who requires balance, so spending time in the office is just as important as spending time outside the office. Being able to work on site, see real life conditions, interact with various people, and explore different roofs and buildings is enjoyable for me. I also enjoy working in a cubicle, quietly and intently, while sipping a cup of tea. Having the opportunity to do both each week keeps work exciting, but not overwhelming.

Who are you outside of Gale? Outside of Gale, I am a dog mom to two furry babies that follow me everywhere, in which I respond to by bringing them everywhere. You will see my dogs by my side at the grocery store, at work, and even biking with me in a backpack. Although most of my time is with them, I do have other hobbies. I love to keep active and healthy, but when I am not moving, I am most likely reading. I also enjoy socializing with friends, but often find myself needing a re-charge; like I mentioned above, I enjoy a balanced lifestyle. What I love to do most is go out for a nice dinner and choose my outfit every day because I love fashion.

Fun Fact: What is your favorite guilty pleasure food? Pasta or chocolate.