We have something totally different to start out the third season of Design:interviewed. A live event that I put together with the members of the Young Architects Forum in Pittsburgh, with the help of Eric Fisher. And before we get started, if you’re new to the show, please subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.
Mentors are invaluable to any profession, sharing their experience with the next generation. Architects are gifted storytellers, through their words and the forms they create. Storey Telling combines both, creating a way for mentees to connect with compatible mentors through personal experience. At every Storey Telling event, architects and designers share a short personal story on a theme. After, they are available to connect with mentees after over drinks and light fare.
Four people were kind enough to come out and share a story.
Emily Putas, a fellow YAF member, Syracuse alum and employed at Stantec (formerly Burt Hill, may it rest in peace).
John Barbera, another Syracuse alum, employed at Penner and Associates Architects (where we worked together for a spell).
Fun fact: John was a teaching assistant when completing his Master’s at Syracuse, and assisted in teaching Emily who was working on her undergrad. They didn’t expect to meet each other at this event. It’s a small world after all.
Everyone had so much fun, here are some pictures to prove it.
Bea Spolidoro took all of the photos, special thanks to her. She’s also on the YAF Committee with me. Here’s how to connect with us if you’re a Young Architect in Pittsburgh:
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