Professional Profile: Lindsey Fortunato 2017

Lindsey Fortunato - 2017

Name: Lindsey Fortunato - 2017

Title: Project Architect

Company: Fortunato Construction

Location: Kensington, Connecticut

Birthplace: N/A

Education: Wentworth Institute of Technology, BSA, Wentworth Institute of Technology 

How long have you worked in the A/E/C Industry? 5 Years

What does your firm do? Fortunato Construction Group is a medium-sized commercial construction company specializing in retail, restaurant, medical, and institutional construction management throughout the northeast. 

What was your first position/job in the A/E/C Industry? I first worked at Jacunski Humes Architects as a high school intern.  My career started at JCJ Architecture as an intern architect/marketing specialist.

What projects have you participated on? UMass Dartmouth Tripp Fitness Center, UMass Amherst Champions Center, SDSU Basketball Facility, University of St. Joseph Madonna, McGovern, and Mercy Halls The Hair Color Company, Spare Time Family Fun Center, Bob’s Discount Furniture, Aldi, Staples, Advance Auto

If you had to choose a different profession, what would it be? I’d be a teacher.  My work as an adjunct professor of architecture at Wentworth has been some of the most rewarding work I’ve ever done.

Are you a member of an association related to the AEC Industries? AIA-Architect Member, NAWIC, Wentworth Institute of Technology Architecture Alumni Club, (WITAAC)-co-founder and interim president

Favorite novel: “The Bell Jar,” Sylvia Plath

Favorite film: “It’s Complicated”

Keys to success: Never stop seeking opportunity, believe in your ability to work through challenges, surround yourself by those who know more than you do, practice gratitude daily.

Award: Emerging Young Professional Leadership Award from the Construction Institute