Gayatri Hegde

Project Designer

 

What attracted you to this profession?

Architects have the ability to make visions come to life and create experiences for people. This is what attracted me the most—the creative and emotional aspect of the profession.

 

What three words would you use to describe your job?

Visualization, communication, having fun!

 

What are the most important personality traits to have in your profession?

Being open to understanding the client’s needs and thinking on one’s feet to come up with creative solutions. Gauging the person across the table and effectively presenting design solutions. Being curious about construction. Along with the knowledge about drawings, it is vital to know how it is built.

 

What’s a typical week in your job like?

Lots of coordination calls/emails! Converting small napkin sketches to actual construction drawings.

 

What do you like most about your job?

Coming up with new ideas, researching new materials and construction techniques to help create a unique design.

 

What’s the most challenging part of your job?

Finding ways to stay true to initial concept while accommodating MEP, structural and site constraints.

 

What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now?

A mass timber (NLT) office project in Baltimore, MD! It will be the first of its kind in the state.

 

What have you accomplished at Moseley Architects that you’re proudest of?

Meeting happy residents of Wheelhouse 1, Baltimore. It was a joy being a part of the design process, creating a unique product and part of the CA team bringing the drawings to life. After two years of hard work, it was great seeing people enjoy the space.

 

What’s your favorite thing to do outside of work?

Go on vacations and see the world!! I also enjoy volunteering to help budding architects with mock interviews, resume, and portfolio workshops as part of the ULI Young Leaders committee.

 

What music are you listening to right now?

Define by Dom Dolla & Go Freek

 

What’s your favorite film?

The Pursuit of ‘Happyness’

 

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?

A trip to the Harry Potter World!

 

What’s your motto or mantra?

Cool, calm and collected.