Posts tagged AEC stories
The Pride of Working in A/E/C

When I joined HOK in early 2001, one of my first observations was how passionate its architects, engineers and designers were about their work. They took seriously their role in addressing so many of society’s greatest challenges. It was—and is—infectious. With that in mind, I reached out to several A/E/C friends and former colleagues to ask them why they’re proud of what they do.

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Designing Engaging Experiences for Athletes and Sports Fans

Some of the nation’s foremost sports organizations rely on Kelly Furlong’s creativity and imagination to help them raise their game. As a senior graphic designer at global sports architecture firm Populous in Kansas City, she specializes in creating three-dimensional branded environments that motivate, inspire, entertain and thrill.

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A Journalistic Career Propelled by Transportation

Serendipity paved the way for Aileen Cho to build an enduring career writing about the world’s most innovative transportation and infrastructure projects. For more than two decades, Cho has reported on airports, roads, ports, rail systems, bridges and infrastructure developments as senior transportation editor at Engineering News-Record (ENR).

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Sound Advice for a Successful Career: Be Yourself

Nadene Taylor, an associate at Beyer Blinder Belle in New York, has discovered the importance of being herself, a belief she readily shares with others. “I want people to understand that it doesn’t matter what you may look like, where you may come from or what your upbringing may have been,” she says. “If you’re true to yourself, nothing is impossible.”

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Tales of a Fourth-Generation Construction Manager

More than a century ago, Joe Spiegelglass maneuvered a pushcart through the streets of downtown St. Louis in search of work repairing the city’s storefronts. Today, his great-grandson, Tim Spiegelglass, continues that family legacy from the suburban offices of Spiegelglass Construction Company.

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Attracting the Next Generation of A/E/C Superstars

How will architecture, engineering and construction firms fill the jobs of tomorrow? Each year, the ACE Mentoring Program of America reaches more than 9,000 students from 1,000 high schools. Its free program educates students through hands-on workshops with industry mentors and field trips to construction sites.

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How to Overcome the Construction Labor Shortage: Hire More Women

Construction is an industry historically dominated by men. But with more individuals retiring and a skilled labor shortage threatening its growth, there is plenty of room at the proverbial table for women to contribute in more meaningful ways. Allison Scott, head of integrated marketing for Autodesk’s Construction Business Line, believes the industry is at an “interesting tipping point” where “women can really make an impact.” 

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Detroit Native Returns Home to Accelerate the City’s Revival

From age 11, Kimberly Dowdell has had a passion for improving the quality of life in her hometown as an architect. She recently joined Century Partners, an entrepreneurial firm focused on revitalizing residential housing developments through grassroots community outreach and creative place-making.

 

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Discovering the 3D World of Experiential Graphic Design

As Director of Experiential Graphic Design at IA Interior Architects in Chicago, Julie Maggos blends architecture, interiors, industrial design and 3D thinking with her formal training in 2D graphics. She works with a wide variety of clients and materials to create dynamic work environments.

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