We're back for our first episode of 2022! Maria and Emily catch up with some big life updates (hint hint it might involve a job change) and give their recommendations on what they are loving right now. They then dive into strategies on how to prioritize yourself this year and combat burn out. They cover topics like focusing on your mental health, silencing negative thoughts, setting boundaries, and much more. Tune into tips on how to put your best self out there this year - we're all on this journey together!
In this Professional Series interview, we speak with Tracy Carusi, 2021 President of AIA Atlanta and Former President/CEO of Collins Cooper Carusi Architects. We dive into Tracy's past (including some statements she received about being the only woman in the drafting room), how she put the "Carusi" in Collins Cooper Carusi, and why introverts make fantastic leaders. She also lends advice on knowing your worth in the field, and knowing the why behind everything you do. Join us in this content packed conversation with Tracy, we promise you'll leave inspired!
In one of our favorite episodes yet, we sit down with Ellen Dunham-Jones; architect, urban designer, educator, author, podcast host, viral TED Talk host...the list goes on! We cover a lot of ground with Ellen during this episode, including the adversities she faced as one of the few women in her architecture program, what sparked her interest in "retrofitting suburbia," and how autonomous vehicles will change the future of cities. We also discuss how COVID has impacted the public realm and her favorite mode of transportation (hint: it has two wheels). Join us in this thought-provoking conversation with one of our role models in the design industry - it's an episode you don't want to miss!
It’s another exciting installment of our Professional Series, but this time with one of our own! Emily interviews Maria about her role as a Marketing Manager at Collins Cooper Carusi. What does a Marketing Manager do at an architecture firm? How did she pivot from a designer role to a marketing role? What is a typical day in the life of a Marketing Manager? We discuss these topics and much, much more. If you are interested in learning more about a marketing position in architecture, this episode is for you! We hope you enjoy it, and if you have more questions for Maria, feel free to DM or email us!