Last week we had the pleasure of celebrating two great milestones within the firm: Priya Arora's One Year Work Anniversary and Brenda Garcia's first week as our most recent member of the team! We shared a fabulous lunch together just down the street at Vaso Azzurro Ristorante in honor of the special events.
We encourage growth through reflection here at WMAA, and will be getting together this week for strategic planning for 2017. In that spirit, I asked Priya a few questions about her experience here over the past year. Here's her response:
Happy 1 year, Priya! What has been your favorite thing about working for WMAA since you started?
The best part of working at WMAA is the exciting & varied projects that I get to work on. It’s been so much fun and a very good learning experience.
Is there anything you've learned about architecture that you didn’t know before?
I got wonderful opportunities to work across the breadth of projects including project management, client interaction and working closely with the city. This has added a new perspective to my work.
What are you looking forward to during year 2?
I would like to continue designing exciting projects, along with learning various aspects of building construction.
Do you have any advice for our new hire, Brenda?
It’s a pleasure knowing Brenda. She seems very thorough and possesses vast experience. To Brenda, I would just like to tell you that the WMAA is a wonderful place to work. Please feel free to share your thoughts and opinions and you will get a great response.
Is there anything else you want to add?
I am very thankful and fortunate to have Bill as my mentor on all my projects. I like his feedback on my designs. It has been a great experience working with Bill and WMAA team. Everyone is so encouraging. In addition, I like that WMAA encourages me to pursue IDP and ARE exams and also, keeps us informed with AIA seminars and tours - that adds to our social and professional growth.
Thank you Priya! We love having you as a part of our team and look forward to continued growth and development together. Our group is stronger because you are a part of it.
And Brenda, we look forward to getting to know you better, and offering a place for your skills and vision to soar!