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STEPHANIE PEDIGO

GSMA

SAY IT LOUD - TEXAS Exhibitor
Texas Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

When I decided to study architecture, I did not personally know any women architects. At the start of my career, I became accustomed to working in a male dominated environment. Today, I am in an office surrounded by very talented women of all ages!

STEPHANIE PEDIGO

Bio:

The great designerStephanie Pedigo has over 25 years of residential design experience on projects of all scales. In recent years, the focus of her work has been mostly on affordable multifamily housing design. Since joining GSMA in 2009, Stephanie has been responsible for managing multiple award-winning projects and became a principal of the firm in 2015. She is a native Houstonian who earned both a Bachelor of Environmental Design and Master of Architecture degree from Texas A&M University.

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

I became interested in architecture while studying photography as a teenager. I was fascinated by geometry and light in the black and white photography of buildings. Composing photos of buildings sparked my interest in the built environment.

What do you do?

I am a project architect for a small firm and manage multiple housing projects. As a full-service design firm, everyone does a little bit of everything. I work to help the public understand that affordable housing needs to be in every neighborhood.

What excites you in the work you do?

Our firm is focused on affordable housing design and improving our neighborhoods through thoughtfully designed housing communities. We also foster a collaborative, open office environment to support professional development within our team.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

When I decided to study architecture, I did not personally know any women architects. At the start of my career, I became accustomed to working in a male dominated environment. Today, I am in an office surrounded by very talented women of all ages!

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

To be the architect of record for the first time on a large multi-family affordable housing project. It was a challenging experience but I am so grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of the solution for housing the homeless.

Featured Project Name: 

New Hope Housing Dale Carnegie

Featured Project Location: 

Texas

Featured Project Completion Date: 

October 2020

Role in Featured Project: 

Architect of Record

 

Featured Project Description:

New Hope Housing Dale Carnegie is a permanent supportive housing community serving single individuals living on very limited incomes. It features 170 studio apartments designed to help inspire personal and communal growth. The four-story building wraps an active triangular shaped courtyard with patio gardens and a roof terrace to introduce light and air into the private outdoor spaces. The two-story wing contains shared indoor spaces to foster a sense of connection for the residents.

Photography Credit:

Sean Fleming Photography