Jenna Hoge, AIADesigner
When did you know you wanted to be a designer?
Probably when I was a kid because I would constantly rearrange every room in the house! However, when I walked a construction site for the first time, I knew I made the right decision.
What’s the biggest highlight of your career?
The biggest highlight of my career was getting to work on the New York Presbyterian Adult Emergency Department renovation while I was at Davis Brody Bond. Working on that project from design through closeout was very instructive and a wonderful experience.
Do you have any hidden talents?
When I text, my gif game can be pretty strong.
What’s the best thing about working at Mancini?
I appreciate seeing how committed everyone is to their projects. I’m also eager to get my hands on the exciting tech in the Design Lab.
What is something you collect?
I don’t think it was ever intentional, but I have a collection of wine and champagne corks in a tote bag in my closet. I started throwing them in my purse at special events and dinners, as a kind of memento, but then it became compulsory. I have no idea what I’m going to do with all of them…
What’s the technology this firm uses that most consistently surprises and impresses clients?
Revit is probably the most impressive technology I use regularly. Having the ability to, essentially, build a building in 3D while coordinating with consultant’s models, prior to construction, is an amazingly valuable technology.