EL Questionnaire 2020


Name: Samantha Eisenbud
Company: McMahon Architects
Concentration: Hospitality
College/University: Endicott College
Year(s) of Graduation: 2014

What is your strongest personal quality?: My strongest personal quality is my compassion. Being a good listener, my desire to help friends, family, or strangers is all driven through compassion. It helps me create the strong bonds that I have with people.
What skill set are you most proud of professionally?: I am most proud of my dependability. Knowing my colleagues and clients can count on me is extremely important to me.
What was your favorite toy when you were a kid?: I loved Toobers and Zots. You could make the craziest things with them.
What do you hope to accomplish as an IIDA Emerging Leader?: I aim to continue developing and sharpening my leadership skills so I can add compounding value in my work and for my firm. As I learn more about myself and being a good leader, I am able to bring these insights back to the office and share them with my colleagues. 
What's your go-to for de-stressing?: Kickboxing. There is no better workout physically or mentally that helps me de-stress like kickboxing. 
Revit, CAD, or Sketchup?: Revit all the way!
Are you usually early or late?: Early
What three things are in your bag?: Three things in my bag are Airpods, an erasable pen (my professional obsession), and sunglasses.
What is your favorite part of being an IIDA member?: The ability to reconnect with past colleagues, classmates, and the endless opportunities to meet and connect with new people in our industry.  
Why did you choose to become an Interior Designer?: I love creating and I love problem solving. I knew from a very young age I was attracted to and passionate about beautiful spaces. It fell very naturally into my lap!