REBEKAH R. NEGRETE GANDY 

Gensler

 

SAY IT LOUD - NOW Exhibitor

Houston Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

My grandfather has been an inspiration my entire life. My grandfather was and immigrant with only a ninth grade education but through hard work and perse- verance he was able to build a business and create a foundation for future generations.

Rebekah R. Negrete Gandy

Bio:

Rebekah Gandy is a project architect at Gensler. In her 11 years of professional experience, she has served multiple market sectors, including civic, higher education, and science technology. Her passion for highly technical and innovative design fuels her drive for creating inspirational environments that catalyze the user’s creative potential. Her projects have taken her across the country and across the pond. Rebekah Specializes in Laboratory design.

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

I was lucky enough to attend a science focused mag- net high school in South Texas. Although I started

my undergraduate career in electrical engineering I quickly switched majors after taking one design stu- dio. I was hooked and haven’t looked back.

What do you do?

I design laboratories that help our researchers solve the world’s problems. My design approach is maximiz- ing the embedded potential while minimizing ecolog- ical disruption? I currently Co-lead Gensler-Houston’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

What excites you in the work you do?

Our design decisions impact the world beyond the time of our existence. To me this is extremely heavy. What we do with our knowledge and design will help shape the future. I get excited about shaping our world for a more positive future.

 

Who or what inspires you professionally?

My grandfather has been an inspiration my entire life. My grandfather was and immigrant with only a ninth grade education but through hard work and perse- verance he was able to build a business and create a foundation for future generations.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Although I do have those projects that uplift me every time I drive past them none of it would have been possible if I hadn’t graduated from college. The pic- ture of me with my proud family on graduation day brings me the most joy.

Featured Project Name: 

Advanced Electrical Grid Innovation Support Center (AEGIS)

 

Featured Project Location: 

Upton, NY

Featured Project Completion Date: 

TBD-concept

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Architect-Designer

 

Featured Project Description:

The AEGIS Center will provide a platform to monitor and model electrical grids in real time, giving utility providers the ability to strategically plan for the future. This will put AEGIS on the forefront of Electrical Grid distribution Research. As a vehicle for state of the art computational energy analysis, the AEGIS will exhibit responsible and sustainable building energy technologies. The team has employed the appropriate passive and active design strategies to support LEED gold.

 

Photography Credit:

All Renderings Produced by Rebekah Gandy

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