Vice President

Picasso Bhowmik

Growing up, Picasso was inspired by the beauty, balance and longevity of great architecture. He wanted to be an architect. He grew up taking art and drafting classes at the behest of his art-loving father, and ultimately Picasso received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Madras University, where he also met his wife Angie. They moved to the United States after graduation, where Picasso attended the University of California, Berkeley as a student in the master’s program. However, Picasso soon found that architects play little to no role in the construction of their designs in the US. As he says, in architecture one designs a building, but in construction one designs the process. Picasso realized quickly that the part of design that interested him was the development, and he joined the Engineering program at Berkeley, receiving a Masters of Science and Engineering.

Upon completion of his master’s degree, Picasso joined a large construction firm as a junior project engineer. He stayed with the company for twelve years, working his way up to become a principal with the firm. Then, in 2018, Picasso signed on at PNG Builders as Vice President. He has since also become a member of the Board of Directors.

Picasso continues his professional development by maintaining membership in a number of industry organizations including the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA), the Lean Construction Institute (LCI), and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). He also has his contractor’s license, is a DBIA certificate holder, and is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional.

Picasso also takes time to enjoy his hobbies, as well as spending time with his wife and two young children. The family spends time together camping and hiking; and lately, the family has all taken up golfing. Picasso also describes himself as a “movie buff.” Although he and his wife can no longer visit the movie theater a few times each week like they used to, since having children Picasso has installed a home theater for the family to enjoy together—and he still keeps up with all the new releases.

Picasso is proud of his personal and professional successes as a first-generation immigrant. He is grateful to have found his place and to have been able to develop a thriving career and to grow a family. He enjoys sharing his career interests with his wife who is also a construction-sector professional.