In December, Kristin Kotera passed her final exams to become a licensed architect, not an easy feat, but we are incredibly proud of her!
We also asked Kristin why she decided to become an architect…her response below:
“How I chose to become an architect goes way back to my highschool days when I picked a drafting class over a shop elective. But why I love architecture didn’t truly develop until I was working at a multidisciplinary firm in Omaha, that primarily focused on schools, churches and libraries. There was a new wave education project that I was a part of that incorporated some non-traditional designs, like Z-shaped classrooms, that allowed for an abundance of learning and teaching to occur. When I doing a final building walk through with the team, what hit me the hardest was the joy of picturing kids running around and learning within the unique space we had created. It was one of the first times I realized I enjoyed serving the public by creating an amazing and functional space. Since then, I’ve continued striving for those moments.” –
– Kristin Kotera, Architect, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP