Lori Top

Vice President, Science + Technology |

Kansas City

As Vice President of Development, Science + Technology for VanTrust, Lori Top will focus on fostering strategic client, consulting, and construction partnerships while leveraging her background in real estate and complex projects to define opportunities in the science and technology industries. Her extensive experience managing projects that require distilling complexity, incorporating cutting-edge technology, and helping to define positive solutions is integral to her role in the VanTrust Science + Technology division.

Prior to joining VanTrust, Lori spent nearly 14 years as a Principal at Burns & McDonnell, where she oversaw complex and large-scale design and construction projects across a diverse array of industries with a total cost of more than $3.8 billion. An experienced design and construction executive with over 25 years of experience, she excels at building relationships, developing and leading project teams, and creating environments that foster successful project outcomes.

Lori received her Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Kansas and Master of Business Administration from Rockhurst University. She is a LEED Accredited Professional and a registered architect in New York and Missouri.

Awards & Recognition
  • Ingram’s WeKC – Women Executives Kansas City, 2017
  • CREW KC Award of Excellence, 2016
Community Affiliations
  • C You In The Major Leagues Foundation, Mentoring Program Project Coordinator, Mentor
  • Rockhurst University Leaders Council, Member
Professional Affiliations
  • Registered Architect, NY, MO

Notable Projects

Overland One Building 3
Overland One Building 2
Overland One Building 1
Burns & McDonnell World Headquarters
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