Why the A/E/C Industry? I became interested in Architecture once reaching high school. But when introduced to the construction classes at Wentworth, I found myself drawn to the actual building, planning and estimating processes rather than the design portion of the project.
Why the A/E/C Industry? I always enjoyed the industry, and thought growing up that I would become an architect, but through the co-op process at Wentworth I found that the general contractors side of the industry was the best combination of everything I enjoyed.
Name: Christine Dunn
Postion: Principal | Architect
Years in the A/E/C Industry: 25
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Why the A/E/C Industry? Growing up a farm kid we built things all the time, and every summer I had a project. We spent hours building forts and mazes with bales of straw and hay. It was an amazing way to grow up because I quickly learned that you could create something amazing with the things around you.
Advice/Keys to Success: My main piece of advice to anyone is to listen. It takes time to understand the process and how the parts come together. Whether you graduated with a formal education or entered the trades directly, there is so much to be learned from your peers.
Advice/Keys to Success: Always enter the room with a smile. Doing so not only communicates self-confidence and approachability, it sets a good tone for your meeting or day.
Name: Emily Clark
Postion: Project Manager
Company: Chapman Construction/Design Company
Years in the AEC Industry: 6
What was your most notable project in 2017? Being that I represent a software company (Autodesk), the most notable work comes from our customers. I am inspired every day by the work that they do. Whether it is a building here down the street from my office in Boston, to one in China ,the work done by our customers continues to stand as examples that inspire others around us.
Advice/Keys to Success: Never stop learning. Never stop asking questions. Never let a road block stop you in your tracks. Learn from your mistakes and always look forward.
Why choose the A/E/C Industry? A/E/C blends diverse skills and activities within each day. Never boring. The work product is tangible. It’s a team sport.