Anna Walsh is an invaluable part of the production team at Alliance Architects, Inc. and she is celebrating her first AAIversary! Anna loves all things nerdy and a good “cup of joe.”
Why did you choose Architecture/Design?
In my junior year of high school, I went with a friend to visit the University of Arkansas as a potential college pick. I found out about their architecture program a few weeks before and was able to meet with one of the advisors during our visit. I was completely inspired by many of the projects (some finished, most works in progress) sitting on tables that were done by current students, but a part of me also felt jealous form seeing them. It was so different from what I was used to. A handful of students working on a Saturday – X-ACTO knives, cutting boards, chipboard, and glue bottles on almost every surface. Computer screens and headphones with AutoCAD in the background. I can’t really explain it other than there was something there in that haphazard studio space that drove me to apply.
What are 3 words to describe Alliance Architects?
What has been your favorite part of working at Alliance?
The never-ending support of my workmates as well as having the opportunity to grow and take on new responsibilities. Also, friendships.
What is the one thing that makes you more productive on your projects?
Tom Maxwell coming to my desk first thing in the morning.
A well balanced, protein-filled breakfast and my cup o’ joe.
What is your most-used emoji?
Thumbs up, Nerdy Face, Cowboy-Hat Face.
If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life what would it be?
What did you want to be when growing up?
Artist, Veterinarian, Costume Designer.
What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?
Logically, my house.
Ideally, an international trip with the husband.
Realistically, groceries. Or gas.
Happy AAIversary Anna!