Why did you decide on construction/architecture/engineering as your career?
We started by wanting to bring high design to the built environment at all levels. We don’t believe access should be for the wealthy or purely for profit. We started with to be a laboratory for ideas and have designed quite a few “case studies” to prove not only the design but economic viability of our ideas, which we have maintained throughout our existence.
What is about what VBC does that excites you?
The scale of what we have set out to do is overwhelming and the challenges and
What did you do in your career prior to this and how did it lead you to VBC?
I have quite varied experience. I started out in Houston on til-up concrete construction. Then I moved to San Francisco and work on larger retail and residential developments with the Irvine Company for a large firm. While still in San Francisco, I moved my focus to custom large value single family residences which I knew was my passion. Then I move to Boston and worked on some large commercial projects with community outreach components which I enjoyed until I finally found my home at LABhaus which combined my love of housing with offsite construction and standardized product offerings. This ultimately led me to VBC.
How did your relationship with VBC happen?
I was pregnant and I potential client thought that I should talk to Vaughan because “he was smart and we would do great things together.” A few weeks later we were designing 4125 Chestnut.
What do you see the future bringing for the business and industry?
Growth and opportunity, but most important to me is access. I belive everyone shoudl have access to a better designed, better constructed, built environment. I feel like that’s my drive and focus in this ever growing industry.
Favorite movie and movie quote?
“There’s no crying in baseball” – A League of Their Own
What song comes on the radio with which you can’t help but sing along?
One Republic – Counting Stars
What do you do with your spare time?
Travel with my son and by husband (when I have spare time).