EL Questionnaire 2017

Name: Karen Sakey
Company: Elkus Manfredi Architects
Concentration: Commercial, Multi-family residential
College/University: Syracuse University
Year(s) of Graduation: 2005

If you had to describe yourself in three words, they would be...: Imaginative, honest, optimistic
What is your strongest personal quality: My dedication and drive.
What was your first thought when you woke up this morning?: I wish I could sleep more!
What is your favorite type of music, band or musician?: I like anything upbeat that gets me energized. I also like classical music when I need to concentrate.
You've been given access to a time machine; where and when would you travel to?: I think I would travel to when my grandparents were growing up, to understand what their childhoods were like.
What is your best childhood memory?: Family pool parties and sleepovers with my cousins.
Lesson learned that has benefited you most in your career: Nothing worth having comes easy. Dream big and work hard.
Why did you choose to become an Interior Designer?: I've always been creative and technically inclined, so interior design is the perfect marriage of the two of those skill sets. I took an architecture class in college when my major was undecided and I know instantly this field was for me!
What is one goal you'd like to accomplish in your lifetime?: I'd like to travel to every continent.