How SUSTAINABILITY influences CAREER

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  • From Laurie McGinley posted by SolveCast
  • 1 month ago
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Pick up the tool that feels best in your hand and get to work. And I've said that twice now. I'm not a practicing architect right now. I have my license and I started a company because I realized that there is something that I individually with my unique abilities can do to advance the cause of addressing climate change much faster than I was doing that.

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I knew I wanted to be an architect when I was in high school.
So at seventeen I picked this route. And I think I was really close. That was probably the most accurate choice I could have made at that time about what I thought I wanted to be when I grew up. And at the time sustainability wasn't in the forefront of my mind that was circa 1995. And I grew up in a family that recycled pretty early and were conscious about the energy that we use, but it wasn't a major theme in picking the field.
Certainly throughout undergrad, I became aware of it. But it wasn't until I decided to go back, I left the field for a bit and came back and it wasn't until I decided to go back that it was very much in the forefront of my mind. I became a web designer after my undergrad and decided to go back for my master of architecture in order to do something about climate.

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  • From Hetal Parekh posted by SolveCast
  • 1 month ago
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  • Starts 140 seconds

I am an architect. I practice as an architect for two years only to realize that in order to make a difference at grassroots level I would probably have to follow where the money is. I. Hmm, I did my master's in sustainable design and then a PhD in building performance in diagnostics from Carnegie Mellon university.

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