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EMILY WINTERS

Kirksey

SAY IT LOUD - TEXAS Exhibitor
Texas Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?
 
Being a mother while staying focused on my career has been a challenge. I am grateful that our firm has many women architects that have supported me with advise and encouragement. Their successes inspire me to follow their lead!

EMILY WINTERS

Bio:

The great designer, Emily as, Assoc V.P., is the project manager for many of Kirksey’s higher education projects. She brings 15 years of architectural experience and a passion for diving into the details to all her projects. At Kirksey, she mentors team members, sharing her wealth of technical knowledge and assumes ownership of project directives. Currently serving on the board of the Rice Design Alliance and an active member of AIA Houston, Emily has been deeply involved with the Houston community.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

My 10th grade math teacher suggested I look into architecture after a graphing lesson. Taking her advice, I enrolled in an architecture elective and fell in love! I was very excited about the unique blend of the technical and the creative.

What do you do?

As project manager, it is my role to guide our team through the project, with the responsibility of ensuring our clients' goals are realized. This is realized through mentoring my team, providing quality control and facilitating communication.

What excites you in the work you do?

With higher education projects, our clients are innovators in their field. To create spaces that support their missions, we embed ourselves in their work and routines. I enjoy becoming an "expert" in our clients' passions.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Being a mother while staying focused on my career has been a challenge. I am grateful that our firm has many women architects that have supported me with advise and encouragement. Their successes inspire me to follow their lead!

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

I was presented with our firms "Client Service Professional of the Year" award. During the presentation, quotes were read from my clients on how my work had changed their lives. I am so proud to have been able to have this positive impact.

Featured Project Name: 

West Texas A&M Agricultural Sciences Complex

Featured Project Location: 

Canyon, TX

Featured Project Completion Date: 

Aug 2019

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Manager

 

Featured Project Description:

The Agricultural Sciences Complex for WTAMU serves as a premier facility for the College of Agricultural Sciences. This student-centered, hands-on destination not only meets the expectations of the students and faculty who use the buildings on a day-to-day basis, but also as a welcoming environment for visitors, parents, and prospective students. The complex is 160,000 sqft, housed in a 3-story academic science building with a fully-functioning meat lab, a show pavilion, and a full size arena.

Photography Credit:

G. Lyon Photography