Spotlights

2020 Women in RE: Kenne Shepherd, Kenne Shepherd Interior Design Architecture PLLC

What recent project or accomplishment are you most proud of?
This has been a truly unprecedented year. Responding to health concerns from the pandemic, we have focused on how good design, UV lighting, and enhanced air filtration

2020 Women in RE: Rina Parado-Read, IA Interior Architects

What conferences, books, blogs, podcasts, or influencers would you recommend to women?
One book I would recommend to women is “Grit” by Angela Duckworth – a book that focuses on passion and perseverance. The stories depicted in the book were real life scenarios and how grit was a big factor in successes of powerful

2020 Women in RE: Katherine Lytle, IA Interior Architects

What conferences, books, blogs, podcasts, or influencers would you recommend to women? 
I just read The Likeability Trap: How To Break Free And Succeed As You Are by Alicia Menendez. I related a lot to some of her personal experiences, which were similar to my own. Experiences that I had never

2020 Women in RE: Susan Link, H2M architects + engineers

What recent project or accomplishment are you most proud of?
This summer, with the AIANY Interiors Committee, I organized a design contest called Recipe For A Room which paired 10 New York City architecture students with New York City architect mentors to design small scale rooms for example a restaurant, kitchen,

2020 Women in RE: Kelly Greenfield, H2M architects + engineers

What recent project or accomplishment are you most proud of?
I have been pursuing LEED credentials. I’ve already completed the Green Associate exam and am actively pursuing the Accredited Professional credential in

2020 Women in RE: Nancy Colella, NYS Sustainable Corp.

What would you tell your daughter if she was interested in following in your footsteps?
If my daughter would be interested in following my footsteps I would encourage her to consider the following. Firstly, it is wonderful to witness NYS Sustainable Corp. making an impact on such an inspirational member of my family, my

2020 Women in RE: Amy Crader, AKRF, Inc.

What would you tell your daughter if she was interested in following in your footsteps?
I tell my two young sons the same thing I would tell a young daughter: It is our shared responsibility to create a future that places the same value on what boys and girls and women and men do. This perspective was instilled in me growing up with two

2020 Women in RE: Ann Casey, Wendel

What recent project or accomplishment are you most proud of?
Wendel is the architect and engineer of record for M&T’s new Tech Hub at Seneca One. I could not be more proud to lead our architecture team on

2020 Women in RE: Lindsay Brownschidle, Wendel

What recent project or accomplishment are you most proud of?
A recent project I’m proud of is the completion of construction on the new Bus Operations & Maintenance Facility for the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority in Springfield, MA. I was the

2020 Women in RE: Makiko Sadamori, Ronnette Riley Architect

What recent project or accomplishment are you most proud of? 
I am the lead interior designer for the MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) back of house operations as part of the overall Penn Station Critical Improvements project. LIRR operations will be primarily at the back of the