Julie is a design professional with four years of working experience in the fields of architectural and interior design. She graduated from UMass Amherst in 2013 with a degree in Architecture.
Skilled in design concept development and construction detailing, she brings her skills and talents to us as a Project Coordinator in our Simsbury office. The Attleboro, MA native made the move to Ellington, CT after graduating college. In her previous role, Julie gained extensive experience and skill working on hotel projects, which she will put to use at our firm working on multi-family residential and hospitality projects.
As far as her favorite parts of the architecture industry, Julie loves construction detailing– figuring out the best way to put things together. She looks at it as a challenge that requires you to be analytical and it helps to break the monotony of drafting.
What is the most important tool of your trade, and why?
I was once told that the most important trait an architect can have is empathy, the ability to understand the feelings and needs of another. While we inevitably always weave ourselves into our designs, a good architect can suppress the instinct to create as they desire and keep interests of client in the forefront. By remembering that our profession calls for us to design not for ourselves, but for the benefit of others, we create a better built environment.
Describe your dream project.
My dream project is one I am constantly developing. I have been designing my (hopefully) future home. There have been dozens of iterations completed and, as I hone my ability to design thoughtfully and learn more about design sustainability, I expect many more to come.
What inspires you most about your field?
I have always been inspired by the knowledge that what I draw at my desk will one day become tangible and countless strangers will interact with the buildings that are constructed as result of the decisions that I make. I love knowing that I have a hand in creating structures that become a part of our built landscape.