Jessica Sheridan, AIAPrincipal, Studio Director
When did you know you wanted to be an architect/designer?
As a kid I used to draw the houses we stayed in on vacations. When I was about 10, my mother suggested I become an architect since I’m also good at math. The suggestion stuck!
What’s the biggest highlight of your career?
I have a number of highlights, so it’s really difficult to name the biggest. Most recently, it was winning the 2017 AIA National Young Architects Award. The award recognizes individuals who have shown leadership and made significant contributions to the profession early in their careers. To be recognized by the national organization that advocates for the architecture profession was a true honor.
What would Spotify say is your most-played track?
Currently Kurt Vile, “That’s Life, tho (almost hate to say)”
What’s the best thing about working at Mancini Duffy?
The energy and enthusiasm in the office, and the openness for anyone to bring something new to the table.
Best advice you’ve ever received?
“Leadership is using the greatness in you to achieve and sustain extraordinary outcomes by engaging the greatness of others.”—Susan L. Colantuono, CEO of Leading Women
What’s the most unusual item in your desk drawer?
Nothing. I have two completely empty drawers.