Brian Dakin

Sr. Project Manager

Brian has spent his career focusing on the design and construction of a range of large-scale projects in both the private and public sectors of the Greater Boston area. Prior to making the decision to fully focus on project management and joining the LEFTFIELD team, Brian worked for architectural firms in Boston and Cambridge where his concentration evolved from technical project coordination to a wider application of project management.

While working at WAN Architects, Brian focused on the internal management of the firm’s production, drafting and CAD operations including hiring and management of interns and staff. This smaller firm primarily worked on the delivery of efficient and reliable public-sector buildings with a focus on prisons and police stations, working within MGL Chapters 149, 149a and Design-Build project delivery methods.

Following that experience, while at TKA Architects, Brian worked on many of the firm’s most challenging projects including the first high-rise multi-tenant lab development of its kind in the Longwood Medical Area in Boston; as well as laboratory fit-outs for a number of world-class life science research institutions, hospitals and bio/pharma companies.

Since joining LEFTFIELD, Brian has focused on applying his skills managing both the technical and team aspects of client and project needs to a number of MSBA core program projects. His experience in both public and private sectors, along with extensive practice in hard-bid D/B/B and CM-at-Risk/GMP delivery methods help Brian bring a wide array of experience to any client or project. His skillset enables him to guide teams towards productive decisions, helping projects achieve their goals with strict adherence to established budgets and schedules. He is well versed in current industry practices such as LEED, lean construction and BIM technology, but focuses equally on getting to know clients and team members to build strongly functioning relationships.

Brian is an amateur-at-best musician, an avid cook and amateur zymurgist who appreciates travel, skiing, dogs, and the simple things in life.

"I like to believe that buildings born out of a rigorous planning process, by a team of professionals working towards various common goals, are those that stand the test of time.”