Professional Profile: Gavet Douangvichit, 2019

Gavet Douangvichit

Name: Gavet Douangvichit

Title: Project Architect

Company: FXCollaborative 

Location: New York, NY

Birthplace: Laos

Education: Bachelor of Science, Skidmore College; Master of Architecture, University of Michigan

First job: Waitress at pizza place.

First job in real estate or allied field: Designer at landscape architecture firm.

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I work with talented, compassionate, and adventurous people who challenge and support each other every day. To continue strengthening firm culture, I co-founded FXMosaic, which promotes cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity in the workplace. Looking ahead, I will serve as project architect for 185 Broadway. 

How do you unwind from a busy day? Running

Favorite book or author: “Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth” by Chris Ware

Favorite movie: “Billy Elliot”

Last song you purchased/downloaded? “Bag Lady” by Erykah Badu

One word to describe your work environment: Imaginative

Rules to live by in business: Approach challenges as opportunities.

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead) who would it be and where would you go? I would travel back in time with Lee Bontecou to her 1960s studio.

What is your dream job? Metalworking