The Catholic University of America


Anna Franz



Anna is the Director of Planning and Project Management at the Architect of the Capitol and the 2014 Chair of the Construction Industry Institute. She is a registered architect in Virginia, and a member of the American Institute of Architects, Lambda Alpha International, Construction Management Association of America, and Construction Industry Institute. She earned a Master of Architecture degree from The University of Texas at Austin, and a Doctor of Philosophy from The George Washington University, and has received numerous awards, including a General Services Administration Honor Award in Preservation and Conservation, Attorney General Special Commendation Award, and The Architect’s Citation Award. Her 29 year federal career in facilities and program management commenced after her commission in 1985 as an Ensign in the United States Navy. After serving six years on active duty in the Navy Civil Engineer Corps, she moved to the public sector managing large, complex, and high-profile federal facility projects for the U.S. Department of Justice, the Smithsonian Institution, and the National Institutes of Health. In her current role serving Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court, Anna oversees a planning and capital project delivery organization providing design, management and construction services for some of the nation’s most iconic public buildings.