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.
Advice/Keys to Success: Love what you do or change it. Stay curious. Get involved/be engaged. Continue to learn and grow. Advocate for yourself and others. The A/E/C Industry is a wonderful one, and can provide a stable work environment and living...
Why the A/E/C Industry? The A/E/C industry has endless avenues for career growth and longevity. It’s an exciting and challenging industry and New England, Boston in particular, is a great host of so many different areas of real estate needs...
Name: Margarita Kvacheva
Position: Senior Vice President of Development
Company: LBC Boston
Years in the A/E/C Industry: 6
Why the A/E/C Industry? I chose to go into plumbing because at a young age I knew that I wanted to work in a trade with my hands and be outside, I didn’t want a desk job. I attended a trade school where I went through many fields and found plumbing the most challenging and knew it was for me.