Q&A Session with Ben Bain

Ben Bain, Business Development Representative, is definitely not cut out to be an undercover spy. Instead, he is an outgoing and friendly face often found traveling the state meeting new people.

 

 

Tell me about your background.
I grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and moved to Marietta, Ohio, in the middle of my sophomore year of high school. I traveled overseas extensively through high school and college with singing groups and orchestras and have always loved foreign languages, so I majored in Russian and East European Studies at Yale University. I was fascinated by the Russian language, people, and political science of the time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

With a degree in Russian, how did you land at Schmidt Associates?
After college, the most obvious route for me would have been to join the CIA or NSA. As I was driving to an interview with the CIA, I pulled over at a payphone and called to cancel. I am just too much of an open book to be able to make a career in intelligence. Instead, I started actively pursuing NBC Television for a job. The Moscow Olympics were quickly approaching, NBC was televising the games, and that would have been a dream job for me. It would have utilized two of my passions—Russia and sports! At that point in history, though, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, the United States boycotted the Olympic games, and NBC didn’t even televise them. It was time for another plan. I eventually landed in radio, initially selling advertising and talking sports, and then quickly getting into management. After 17 years in broadcasting and weathering many changes in that industry, I decided to make a career change. That is when we moved to Indianapolis, and I started working for a construction management firm—even though at the time, I wasn’t sure what that actually meant! From there, I came to Schmidt Associates in 2002.

What do you do in your free time?
Growing up, my Dad instilled the love of watching sports. When I had kids, I did the same for them. I love going to games whenever I can and am a hard-core Pittsburgh sports fan. I love the Pirates, Steelers, and Penguins!

I am also heavily involved with St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church. In addition to volunteering extensively with their activities, my wife, Clare, and I also work with engaged couples in marriage preparation. Other than that, I enjoy running. Recently, though, I have enjoyed spending time with my first grandson, Rowan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you have any hidden talents?
Not that I can share.

Do you have anything special at your desk?
Several years ago, I was at a dinner for Marian University and performed the Heimlich Maneuver on a nun. As such, I was recognized as a Hoosier Hero at a Pacers game by Rotary International. That night, I met Paul George. I keep a picture of Paul and me at my desk. Of course, given recent events, I might have to get rid of it now.

Ben has been married to Clare for 33 years. Together, they have three grown children. Benjamin IV currently lives in Dallas. David and his wife, Caitlin, are the proud parents of Rowan and live in Jamestown, IN. Ben’s only daughter, Elizabeth, is at the University of Chicago pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you can tell, Ben is a man of many stories. If you are ever in the neighborhood and want to grab a beer, he could provide you some interesting conversation!

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Also learn about Sarah HempsteadDavid LoganTricia SmithCharlie WilsonTom NeffSteve SirokyJoe RedarDave JonesPatricia BrantPhil MedleyLiam Keesling, and Sayo Adesiyakan

There Is No Box

Milton, red stapler guy in the classic scene from the movie “Office Space”, whines on the telephone from his cluttered cubicle “if they move my desk one more time…” Milton wouldn’t last at Schmidt Associates. He probably wouldn’t have met our employment predictive analytics criteria at the outset.

As the CEO, I often remind staff and clients we don’t believe in out-of-the-box thinking, which is a really tired cliché, because Schmidt doesn’t believe in boxes. We don’t allow preconceived ideas, concepts, or notions to impact our thinking or finding solutions. That means we are responsive and nimble, proactive or reacting quickly to constantly changing conditions. If you don’t have a box holding you in, you don’t have to worry about thinking outside of it!

This summer an Inside Indiana Business Television’s Culture Matters segment reviewed the productive and unique Schmidt culture and environment. Our staff shifts from one team to another as a long-term project requires. Collaborative space is available to all teams. This builds teamwork and communication as each person is present with the entire team to make spot-on and on-the-spot collaborative decisions, eliminating meetings, endless e-mail chains, and deadly conference calls.

Our culture breeds creative, productive, cool projects for our clients on budget and on time. We’re flexible because we don’t have boxes… or set-in-stone spaces.

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Want to be a part of our team?  We are hiring for several positions – check them out on our careers page or our LinkedIn page to see if you could be a good fit.

Read Part 1 here

 

 

Creative Culture : Smooth Sailing

 

Walk into our lobby early on the second Monday, and you’ll hear energetic applause rocketing up the stairway from the monthly all-staff meeting. One set of applause is a rhythmic cadence – one, two, three claps. Another starts with one clap – escalating to 15 claps in unison. This isn’t a random party. Each applause set recognizes a staff member’s anniversary years at Schmidt Associates. If you’ve worked for us for three years – you get three claps!

This is our culture of including, valuing, and recognizing each member of our team. It’s more than feel good. It leads to more creative, better, and productive projects and buildings for our clients.

This summer an Inside Indiana Business Television’s Culture Matters segment reviewed the productive and unique Schmidt Associates’ culture and environment. IIB noted our mentor and Sherpa on-boarding process leads to people working for us for a long time. It’s not unusual to hear more than 20 claps in the meetings.

Our “Sherpa” process connects a new staff member with an office guide to whom the new person can turn for the most basic questions: “How do you turn on the copier? How do I reset my password? How do I present this to the client? Where’s the best place to eat in the neighborhood? ” The new hire’s Sherpa is there for her or him, providing an easy and welcoming on-boarding process.

Culture is like the wind. It is invisible, says Harvard Business Review, yet its effect can be seen and felt. When it is blowing in your direction, it makes for smooth sailing. Our culture has a wonderful history of productive, lively, meaningful, and friendly smooth sailing.

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Want to know more about Schmidt Associates’ culture and what makes us different? Check back in for Part 2 of the series next week.

Want to be a part of our team? We are hiring for several positions – check them out on our careers page or our LinkedIn page to see if you could be a good fit.

 

Q&A Session with Sayo Adesiyakan

­­As a child, if you had asked Sayo Adesiyakan, graduate architect at Schmidt Associates, what she wanted to be when she grew up, she would have told you she wanted to be a pilot. It’s funny how growing up changes your aspirations—and helps you realize your fear of heights.

 

 

 

Tell me about your background.

I was born and raised in Nigeria. I completed my primary school education (what we call elementary school here in the United States) while I was in Nigeria and completed most of my three-year junior high schooling at an all-girls Catholic boarding school in a neighboring town. Our family moved to the United States and I was able to continue where I left off. Things have truly come full circle, I went to Junior High in the building that Schmidt Associates renovated into Ben Davis University.

 

You grew up in Nigeria? How did you land in Indiana?

My parents made a major choice to offer my siblings and I a better future by moving here. We lived in Chicago briefly before settling in Indianapolis.

 

What led you to architecture?

Art inspired me to pursue architecture. From there, I developed a keen interest in the built environment—to me it is a combination of art, design, critical thinking, and decision making on what ultimately impacts the lives of all users. During my college education, I began thinking about how I can use what I’ve learned to improve where I come from. I feel that when one is given a chance to be somewhere with better opportunities, it is important to bring those blessings back home, rather than leaving it behind.

My Master’s thesis focused on compartmentalization—maximizing available space, as well as unused land. This could provide homes for the many who would like to own their homes, but aren’t able to afford the usual process of having their own land and all the money to build. I was fortunate to have met a professor at Ball State who had previously gone back to Nigeria that also shared my vision. My hope is to contribute what I’ve learned (and continue to learn) to do something  back home.

 

What do you do in your free time?

I love to cook and bake.  These are things I learned from my mom. Whenever she baked when I was little, I would eat whatever was left of the batter. She encouraged me to start mixing it since I liked eating it so much. That really started my interest, and I began helping her in everything she wanted to do cake-wise. When we moved here, she supported me to take it over. Now, in addition to my architecture career, I also decorate cakes. You can see them on Instagram—Sayobakes.

 

Sayo and her husband, Adekola, just celebrated their first anniversary. Having come from the same town in Nigeria with their families knowing each other, but having never met, they share an amazing story together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Also learn about Sarah HempsteadDavid LoganTricia SmithCharlie WilsonTom NeffSteve SirokyJoe RedarDave JonesPatricia BrantPhil Medley, and Liam Keesling

 

 

Project Management – Lessons Learned

Megan Scott, CPSM

Associate/Marketing Manager

 

You never know what you might learn in one of Schmidt Associates’ internal trainings called Schmidt Academy. The session might explore advances in technology, discuss enhancing our design presence, teach us to be nimble and efficient, or to strengthen our leadership skills. Last week, we had one called, “Project Managers Debrief – Getting Better at What We Do”. The room was packed with staff at all levels, curious to hear about our successes and challenges on a few recent projects. Being in the marketing department at Schmidt Associates, I find these ‘technical’ sessions extremely informing and love learning more about what our designers do each day.

This session featured five different project managers and their experiences on two different projects. As they talked about what made the projects most successful, or created the most challenges, something became clear to me. It seems like success revolves around communication. It was interesting to hear how all the different types of communication impacted the projects.  Here’s some examples I learned:

  • Internal Communication
    • Having full-team discussions early in the project is critical. It’s just as important for the engineers to understand the goals, budget, and scope as it is for the architects. This helps ensure the design fully reflects the project goals and budget. You never want to design something and then hear, “we can’t afford that at all, let’s start over.”
    • If younger staff are working on the project, it’s important for them to have a mentor who can help them fully understand the type of space they are designing. It’s necessary to nurture their development.
  • Full-Team Communication
    • Understanding who the final decision maker is with the Owner, and making sure they are at meetings where key decisions needs to be made, helps ensure the project schedule is maintained. Having to wait for the Owner’s response can take unnecessary time and create redundancies that have a lasting impact on the project.
    • Knowing the Client and all the stakeholder groups well makes sure each person or group is communicated with in their preferred style. After you work on a few projects together, you develop a strong rapport and can anticipate their needs.
  • Correspondence
    • Having a clear meeting agenda, and detailed post-meeting notes helps document decisions. This can become especially important as the project progresses and someone questions why something is the way it is. Being able to provide the documentation of why it is that way can help break the ice in what could become a controversial issue.

At the end of the session, the attendees helped develop a ‘Top 10’ list for making sure a project runs smoothly. A lot of the items were centered around the topic of communication. Hearing everyone ask questions and provide ideas was inspiring. It reminded me how much I personally love the commitment Schmidt Associates has made in our staff development and how our staff is eager to learn and improve.

 

 

Q&A Session with Liam Keesling

With an extroverted personality and a smile that lights up the room, interior designer Liam Keesling is happiest building things around him—from Owner relationships to finished spaces, Liam is always in creation mode.

 

 

 

Tell me about your background.
I grew up in Richmond, IN and have always loved the creative process. I grew up in a household where every weekend we had a project, a renovation of some sort. Because of this, I knew growing up I wanted to be an architect, landscape designer, or a culinary chef. Unfortunately, I am terrible at math and I didn’t want to work in a restaurant. Interior Design seemed to be a great marriage of the creativity and process of creating that I craved. For me, it was the marriage of all components coming together for that final dramatic reveal.

Why Indianapolis?
My junior and senior year of college, I was interning for an Architecture firm three days a week. In that time, I had made great connections with other designers and manufacturer reps. All the networking landed me four job interviews that turned into four job offers. Though I had always planned on living in Chicago, it was when I had those four envelopes sitting in front of me I realized this was my chance to leave my mark. I immediately got involved in the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and have been building a network of my peers to continue to grow as a designer as the industry continues to expand. I do not see myself in Chicago anymore. This is where I am. This is where I want to stay.

What do you do in your free time?
My friends have always deemed me the King of Hobbies. I guess you could say that I am the Jack of All Trades, Master of None. My attention span is short sometimes, so I will pick up a hobby for a bit, but then move on. Consistently though, I have always loved working with my hands—gardening and building things have always been therapeutic for me. When I have something on my mind, I go and dig in the dirt to sort it out.

I also really enjoy meals and cooking for friends. I use recipes for inspiration, but create my own implementation plan. Oftentimes, I will see something growing in my garden and become inspired to create a meal around it.

One of Liam’s Projects

Liam’s Garden

Knowing your love of creating food, what is your favorite to eat out?
My guilty pleasure… I must say I do eat extremely healthy these days, but if I am going to cheat and pretend it never happened, the macaroni and cheese at The Eagle on Mass Ave is so good. I drizzle a bit of the spicy honey on top and it just takes me to my happy place. Okay, I cannot just have one. The kimchi meatloaf at Union 50 is also one of my all-time favorites. The pickled cabbage takes the flavor to a whole other level.

Where is your favorite place in the city?
I just love to walk the Cultural Trail and see all the people out. It gets me energized to see the hustle and bustle. In fact, on my way into work just today, I saw a guy in a full suit and roller skates on his way to work. I love that.

What’s one thing not everyone knows about you?
Because it would be the most awkward way to break the ice with someone, I actually have webbed toes on both feet. Fun fact, celebrity Ashton Kutcher also has webbed toes—though I take the cake. Mine do not even separate.

Next time you are in need of a fresh perspective for your latest project or just want to grab some good macaroni and cheese with even better conversation, give Liam a call!

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Also learn about Sarah HempsteadDavid LoganTricia SmithCharlie WilsonTom NeffSteve SirokyJoe RedarDave JonesPatricia Brant, and Phil Medley

 

 

When Architects and Engineers Live Under One Roof

Maybe it is stating the obvious, but A/E firms (Architect/Engineer) function differently than firms comprised of only architects or only engineers. As an A/E firm ourselves, we think that a combined force of architects and engineers will function fundamentally better. And by “better”, we choose efficiency, convenience, and quality as our units of measurement. Two project staff members tell us their opinion on the benefits, to us and clients, of having architects and engineers working under one roof. We chose to talk with them specifically because they have previously worked for a single discipline firm prior to joining Schmidt Associates.

Eddie Layton, AIA, LEEP AP

Project Architect

Charlie Wilson, CPD, LEED AP

Associate, Project Manager, and Design Engineer

 

Familiarity

After you work on a few projects together, talk to them during the lunch hour, or grab a drink after work on Friday, architects and engineers get to know each other on a personal as well as a professional level. You know their communication style, strengths, and personality traits. You know more about their workloads and what other projects they are currently working on. You learn what the architect or engineer needs from you, sometimes before they even ask. Going back to efficiency, getting familiar with your project team adds up to saved time and money. And who doesn’t like saving time and money?

When you aren’t in the same office, it can feel like your team is starting all over again with strangers, with a steep learning curve each time. You may work with the same architecture or engineering team from another company a few times, but you aren’t always guaranteed a consistent group. This makes it hard to deliver a project with the same amount of proficiency as you could with a team you are already accustomed to working with.

Technically speaking

Having architects and engineers working on the same network is a huge time saver. Eddie can sync his architectural model and Charlie can reload the changes instantly in his engineering model. If he were to be working with an outside firm, it could be a week before there was another pre-determined data transfer. This is especially critical in the final phases of a project, where a delay could cause the team to miss a deadline, or produce un-coordinated drawings, causing issues during construction, including cost increases or schedule delays.

It’s not just at the end of a project where time is saved either. Often architects are working on a project long before engineers get heavily involved, and the ability to quickly walk over and ask, “how much space will you need for your equipment?”, or “are we way out of line with our equipment budget estimate for this project?” is invaluable during the early phases of design. In a more “traditional” setting, these conversations might not happen until much later down the road, after an owner has already fallen in love with a potential design, only to learn that it’s not possible because of space or financial constraints.

Communication happens across the room, not virtually

Being able to walk right across the room to talk to the architect or engineer is the biggest benefit of your team working under one roof. If you were to ever pop in our office and see how we work, this would be apparent. We have architects working near architects and engineers working near engineers, but the only real separation from the two worlds is a 30-second walk.

We utilize an imbedded office design so key project teams, both architects and engineers, sit together. You might change desks every few months based on your project workload. This team orientation improves the quality and quantity of team communication. If an issue arises during the design process, we don’t have to wait for a call to be answered or someone to respond to our email. That type of communication can take hours or days to resolve a problem, something impossible when it comes to crunch time. The faster an issue is resolved, upfront and before construction, the better result for our clients.

If your architects and engineers aren’t under one roof, that 30-second walk to have a face-to-face conversation turns into something virtual, something less personal and instantaneous. When working through technical, complex architectural or engineering questions, having someone a few desks away is a big advantage.

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The better we work together, the better result for the client. Working with an A/E firm means that you are putting your trust into a team of people who have the same office culture, increasing consistency. But as always, there are pros and cons to any situation. Your project may better be suited to have architects from X company and engineers from Y company because those two firms are experts in specific areas that can bring a benefit to your unique project.

 

 

 

Q&A Session with Phil Medley

Stereotypically, architects and engineers are wired differently from each other. One is artsy and the other is numbers-oriented. But occasionally, you find a hybrid. And that is what we have in Phil Medley, Energy Designer and Schmidt Associates’ newest licensed architect.

 

 

 

What do you do for Schmidt Associates?
My focus at Schmidt Associates is high performance building design. I work a lot with early energy analysis on our building designs to ensure that the best decisions are being made from the start. The analysis looks at everything from the envelope of the building down to the hot water heater. This produces data-driven design decisions resulting in energy efficient buildings that save our Owners a lot of energy (and money) over the life of their buildings.

You mentioned engineering and architecture in the same thought?
Given my history, that isn’t surprising. I have an undergraduate degree in Art History from Hanover College. Following that, I attended the University of Illinois Chicago and got a Masters of Architecture. Unfortunately, that was about the same time as the recession hit in 2008, so I took a job as an environmental engineer at a coal mining company in southern Indiana. That led me to pursue a Masters from Purdue in Architectural Engineering. This path only seemed natural, as I have always thought that architecture and engineering needed to be considered together more than they are. The industry tries to separate the two, but you can’t.

What’s one thing not everyone knows about you?
I still have a baby tooth. It’s never given up on me. All the others jumped ship years ago, but this one is just still hanging in there!

Do you collect anything?
I have every superhero movie ever made; good or bad, it doesn’t matter.

Who is your favorite superhero?
I am not sure if this makes them my favorite or not, but my oldest daughter thought I was Spiderman for a while, so I liked him. However, in the second movie (spoiler alert), he lets the girl die. I won’t let her see that one. My youngest daughter thinks I am Batman. I am not sure why.

So the next time you are faced with a perplexing problem that might benefit from a conversation with an architect and an engineer, feel free to give Phil a call. It’s like two for the price of one!

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Also learn about Sarah HempsteadDavid LoganTricia SmithCharlie WilsonTom NeffSteve SirokyJoe RedarDave Jones, and Patricia Brant

 

 

Internship Advice

It isn’t typical to have an intern come back into your office after their few-month stint is over, especially not three separate times. But we just couldn’t get enough of Myrisha Colston! So we thought we should get some expert advice on internships from our in-office expert.

Myrisha is a 23-year-old second year graduate student at Ball State University. She first came to intern with Schmidt Associates while she was in high school in 2011, again four years later, and again this year. She will graduate with her Masters of Architecture in May of 2018. She plans to apply to firms as soon as possible, but she wants to take a little time to travel before starting her career.
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How did you know you wanted to become an architect?

It all began when I attended H.L. Harshman Magnet Middle School. I was a part of their math, science, engineering magnet. During my 7th and 8th grade school years there, I took Project Lead the Way (PLTW) courses and learned how to draft, use the Autodesk Inventor computer program, and work with machinery such as the band saw and drill press. After graduating 8th grade, I was accepted in the math, science, engineering magnet at Arsenal Technical High School and remained a part of PLTW. During my junior year, I had the opportunity to choose between taking a class on aerospace engineering or a class on civil engineering/architecture. I chose to take the latter.

Before the end of my junior year, my professor of that class asked every student to submit a résumé to him. That summer after school was out, I received a call from an assistant at Schmidt Associates saying they had received my résumé and would like to interview me. I interviewed a week later and was hired as a high school intern. I worked in the IPS department under Deb Kunce for that summer and the rest of my senior year until I went off to college. It was in those moments of being surrounded by people who pursued and worked in the field I was hesitant about pursuing myself that truly helped me make my final decision of wanting to become an Architect.

What has it been like to be an intern with Schmidt Associates?

I chose to come back here this third time specifically because of what I saw and experienced in my years prior. It was the culture and the people that make up Schmidt Associates. I have always questioned going into architecture because I wasn’t quite sure how I was giving back to the world with it. With Schmidt Associates, one of their main focuses is just that. They focus on their clients and make sure the design is everything and more that the clients want. They showed me that architecture in their office isn’t just about being in the office and working all day every week. The times where they are meeting the clients to do puzzle piece exercises, volunteering for various local organizations, participating in CANstruction, and more is just a few ways Schmidt Associates gives back to the world.

Schmidt Associates does not just use mottos and values as words, you see those things within each person in the office no matter which department they are in. I haven’t been able to work with everyone, but everyone I have come across has been very supportive during my time interning. They helped with questions I had on projects as well as making my time here memorable. Some of my favorite things I have participated in at Schmidt were: the events they have such as the office Thanksgiving dinner, white elephant gift exchange, ice cream socials, volunteering to feed the homeless, and being a part of the CANstruction team on build day.

What did you learn as an intern?

In terms of technical skills, I learned various things and brushed up on my current knowledge. Coming into Schmidt Associates, I knew the program Revit well. Constantly modelling and working on projects helped me advance my skills and knowledge even more, especially in terms of modelling in place and creating separate families using reference planes. In school and even today, I struggle with wall sections and understanding how they go together as well as knowing all the various materials available to use. During my internships, working on wall sections has allowed me to understand how the walls come together and what each part does for the wall. Going on site visits allowed me to see the material and structures during the process. I know it will be a continuous learning process as I grow in my field.

I also learned a little bit about myself in this process. Being at Schmidt Associates has opened my eyes to the fact I may want to work in a field other than residential architecture during my career. Eventually I still want to be a part of a residential firm to get experience in it to see if I would like it, but I have enjoyed working with the projects for K-12 and Higher Education. My passion for 3D modelling and rendering has grown as I have worked in Revit and used Lumion for my first time here.

What is your advice for future interns?

I would say to come in open-minded, ready to learn, and ready to work. Everyone in Schmidt Associates understands that this may be a new experience for some and more experience for others, but they are willing to help you grow in your career regardless. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, better to ask than to spend hours working on something and it be wrong. Relax and enjoy your time as you learn about your field.
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We will begin our search for Spring 2018 Architecture Interns in the following months. Check out our careers page if you are interested in applying!

 

 

Q&A Session with Patricia Brant

It takes a strong, smart, and feisty woman to keep up with Sarah, Schmidt Associates’ CEO. But, have no doubt, Patricia Brant is definitely up for the task!

 

 

 

 

Let’s start with your background
Well, I come from a family of six, so I am used to having constant motion around me. After high school, I started as a customer service representative, moved on to become a receptionist, an administrative assistant, and eventually worked my way up through the ranks to become an Executive Assistant. I’ve been serving C-suite execs for approximately 15 years now, and I really do enjoy it. One of my favorite quotes is from the late author and psychotherapist, Alan Loy McGinnis, who said, “There is no more noble occupation in the world than to assist another human being – to help someone succeed.” I do that every day, and I’m proud of the work I do “behind the scenes”.

On a personal level, I am a single mother to Meg, a graduate student at Ball State, studying sociology. In the Summer of 2014 I purchased my first home, in Speedway. It was originally built in 1929 to house the construction workers building the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It needs some renovations, but generally speaking, it has “good bones”.

What inspires you?
My daughter inspires me. She inspires me to be a better person. It’s funny, even if I wasn’t her mom, I would still like her! I love how she sees the good in everything and everyone. And, no one makes me laugh as hard as she does. Our laugh-fests are epic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What do you do in your free time?
I love to read (currently reading “My Life on the Road”, by Gloria Steinem). I also enjoying going to outdoor concerts and flea markets. I don’t buy a lot, but I enjoy looking. I think the flea markets draw me in with “old” things. I have a thing for old pitchers and chairs—even ones that aren’t functional. Maybe it is the story that they carry that I don’t know? I have never really thought about that.

What’s your favorite movie?
My favorite movie is The Thorn Birds (1983)—a made-for-TV mini-series starring, Richard Chamberlain and Rachel Ward. I loved the movie so much, I named my daughter after the main female character.

Do you have any hidden talents?
I can touch my nose with my tongue.

Working on Mass Ave, what is your favorite food down here?
Of course I love The Flying Cupcake. The strawberry one, “Pretty in Pink”, is my favorite. But Bazbeaux is still one of my favs!

So next time you call or stop by the office and you find yourself talking to Patricia, say hello and introduce yourself. Her infectious smile, bubbly personality, and catchy laugh is sure to lift your mood.

 

Also learn about Sarah HempsteadDavid LoganTricia SmithCharlie WilsonTom NeffSteve Siroky, Joe Redar, and Dave Jones