About the Blog
The initial idea behind this blog originated from my desire to be a mentor to those individuals looking to go into the architectural field as well as those starting their career. For a while I believed this was a professional goal that I could not pursue until much later in my career; however, it’s very apparent how much other young professionals help and coach each other through their careers. By starting a blog now the posts can be more relevant to today’s young professionals, and saves me from having to remember experiences from years past.
The overall goal of blog is to help be a mentor to those in the architectural profession at a larger scale than I originally thought possible. Hopefully through some of my posts I’m able to help you to be more informed about the profession, but if there is something I haven’t covered please don’t hesitate to send me your questions. (See my contact page to send a question)
A little about Katelyn Rossier
I earned my Bachelors of Science in Architecture from Kent State University in 2013. In the spring of 2012, I studied abroad through Kent State Florence program, and spent about 5 months studying architecture and traveling to six different countries. Through the later end of my educational career I was privileged to be able to intern in two different offices in the Pittsburgh area. I received my Masters of Architecture from Kent State University in 2014.
Currently, I am a registered architect in the state of Pennsylvania, and currently work for a firm in downtown Pittsburgh, PA. At the start of this blog I was more than 60% done with my intern development hours, and have completed four of the seven Architectural Registration Exams. (Version 4.0 of the Exams) The projects I have been involved in since graduation include an array of project types such as: variety of hospital renovations, office renovations, full skyscraper interior renovations, veterinary clinics, and more. I am part of my office’s Revit Standards Committee. I was privileged to be one of the recipients of the 2015 Paula Maynes AIA Pennsylvania ARE Grant.
In my free time, I enjoy traveling, being active, spending time with friends/family, and brewing beer and mead. I hope you enjoy this insight into the architectural profession.