EL Questionnaire 2018


Name: Charlotte Green
Company: Stantec
Concentration: Multifamily Residential
College/University: Bates College (undergraduate), Boston Architectural College (graduate)
Year(s) of Graduation: 2011, 2016

What is your strongest personal quality: Upbeat - I love to laugh and joke around!
What skill set are you most proud of professionally?: I am most proud of my presentation and communication skills. Public speaking has always come relatively easily to me, but I am always looking for ways to improve both verbal and visual presentation skills. I have found that communication is so important in our line of work - the design can be amazing, but if we can't communicate that design to our client then they will never approve it.
What was your first thought when you woke up this morning?: I hope we finally get some nice weather today!
What is your best childhood memory?: My favorite memory was picking up our family dog for the first time when she was just a puppy. She was so tiny her legs barely cleared the grass in the lawn, but she quickly grew to be 85 lbs of chocolate lab mischief!
What's your go to for de-stressing?: When I am feeling really stressed, I find the best thing to do is to take a little time to exercise. I can always think more clearly afterwards and am much more efficient. 
Revit, CAD, or Sketchup?:  Revit - although Sketchup is also really helpful during particular phases.
Are you usually early or late?: Late, as much as I hate to admit it!
What three things are in your bag?: Pen, notebook, Chapstick
If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning a medal for?: List-making! I make lists for everything, and then I usually split those lists into sub-lists (and sometimes even give each item time allowances!)
Why did you choose to become an Interior Designer?: I took a while to find my calling for Interior Design. In high school I had taken some architecture classes and became very interested in sustainable design, but decided I wanted to pursue some of my other interests in college. I majored in English with a focus on Medieval Literature, and for a little while I thought I wanted to get my PhD and become a professor. At the end of my senior year, however, I realized that I didn't want to stay in academia my whole life, so I revisited my interest in architecture and design. After lots of research and job shadows, I found that Interior Design was the path for me and I never looked back!
What is one goal you'd like to accomplish in your lifetime?: My life goal is to travel to as many new places as possible. I love to learn about different histories and cultures, meet new people, and find inspiration in the places I visit.