Erin Kelly, RAAssociate
When did you know you wanted to be a designer?
I was an art history major in college and taking studio art classes. I really liked the studio classes and making things. I remember sitting in one of my architectural history classes, we were going over Mexican architecture, and a work by Luis Barragan came up. I thought, “I want to do that!” After that class, I started to look at graduate school for architecture.
What website do you visit the most?
Does checking my Gmail count?
What’s the best thing about working at Mancini?
The people—it’s a good group. Even if we need to work beyond regular hours, my fellow team members are always there and making the best of it, you can tell they love what they do. We have a great time.
What is something you collect?
I have a lot of small wooden boxes. My sister loves to give them as gifts after she comes back from vacation, and I’ve started to collect them for myself.
What’s one accomplishment you’re most proud of?
Completing a marathon after healing from a knee injury was a big milestone for me.
What’s the technology Mancini uses that most consistently surprises and impresses clients?
We did a 360-degree render of an interior space for a client to view through a VR headset. They loved it, it really helped inform them about their new space.