WHY DID YOU JOIN AIA SEATTLE?

To find resources and inspirational programming.

HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN WHAT YOU DO FOR A LIVING?

I walk clients through a very daunting task, line by line, conversation by conversation, starting from a concept in the imagination and ending with inhabitable space you can experience in reality.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TODAY?

Taking long walks through Seattle’s beautiful neighborhoods to marvel at the outstanding vistas, the flora, and how people personalize their private spaces.

HAS YOUR CAREER TAKEN YOU ANYWHERE YOU DIDN’T EXPECT?

It’s provided me stability in an everchanging world, knowing that I will be an architect for the rest of my life and knowing there are so many joyful aspects to this multi-faceted career.

WHY ARE YOU INTERESTED IN SERVING ON THE AIA SEATTLE BOARD OF DIRECTORS?

There are two intentional reasons for why I joined AIA. As a member, to be engaged through thoughtful programming and as an architect, to find abundant resources. I was in Austin at the time of my early career and AIA had pulled me in with its zeal to serve the community. They ran the hippest homes tour every year, screened the indie architecture films when they came to town and engaged the public as much as the architects. Most importantly, they actively listened to what the architects were seeking and used agility to find the answers and adjusted programming to meet those needs. This kept their position of relevancy to the members they were serving. I found that time to be rewarding and thrilling because I was always looking to AIA Austin for ways to be inspired and ways to have a more successful career. I became interested in serving on the board in Seattle to provide the same to others what I found early in my Austin career as an emerging architect. I see AIA Seattle as a place to knit that kind of community, mingling architects with the public to spread the audience we reach, and serving the members’ needs with agility and relevancy. I would like to make use of my position on the board to give back to others what I received during those early days of my career, to find ways to provide sources for community, connection, and encouragement to those we serve.

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