Changes in the Field
“I would like to see more of a focus on sustainability so we can leave behind a healthy environment for our children.
I do a lot of programming for science buildings, and I meet people firsthand who work there. There is a big divide between our definition of good design and the places in which people actually both can work efficiently and want to spend time. I would like to see that gap close.”
“I would definitely like to see more women in the field. In China, specifically, I want to see more sustainable building practices. People talk about sustainability in China, but it’s not a priority. We signed China up for the 2030 Challenge, and we’re committed as a design team. I want to be an advocate of sustainability for our clients.”
“There has been much more of a focus on sustainability recently. While it used to be thought of as nice to have, it is now a given part of our design thinking as our clients seek new ways to reduce energy costs and lower their carbon footprint. We should all be committed to finding ways to be more environmentally responsible and to make our world a better place for everyone.”
“The wonderful thing about this field is that there are many options for finding your niche, specialty, area of expertise or better yet — your passion. I would like to see more encouragement at the grade school-level and up so young women know that this is a fabulous career to pursue. I would also like to somehow ensure that women starting out in the workplace have appropriate mentorship. Mentorship is oftentimes the key to a successful career, and I have much gratitude to those who have mentored me.”