Member Spotlight: Elizabeth Morgan
Welcome to our "Member Spotlight" where we feature AIA Utah members and share their experiences working in architecture and design. This month's member spotlight is on Elizabeth Morgan at FFKR Architects, learn more about Elizabeth and her work below.
Name: Elizabeth Morgan
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Education: University of Utah - B.Arch 1995, M.A. 1998
Number of years in your profession: 19 years
Current Employment: FFKR Architects
Favorite Place in Utah? The Golf Course
Favorite Food? Indian or Vietnamese Food
Favorite Movie? When Harry Met Sally
What is the last book you read? Joyful, by Ingrid Fetell Lee
One thing you can’t live without? Oxygen
If you could learn anything, what would it be and why? How to weld – that would be useful in shop drawing reviews!
Greatest challenge in your architecture career? Finding time to do it all and balance work and home life
What area(s) do you specialize in? Currently K-12 work… but in a past life has worked on performing arts and sports & recreation projects
Advice you would give to someone entering the profession. You need to love what you do, because architecture is a labor of love. It’s important to find pleasure in the little things – the details are significant. In architecture, you get to design it, and then, you need to know how to build it…
Place you have always wanted to visit? Always wanted to go to Egypt to visit the pyramids
What was your favorite vacation spot? South East Asia – Cambodia – was my favorite trip – totally new and different experience from the world I live in.
Window or Aisle? Aisle
Where are you most likely to be on a Saturday Morning? In the laundry room – to be honest! Who has time during the week to do laundry?
Do you do any volunteer work? FFKR does a lot of charity work and I love being involved in that. A favorite project is annual seasonal involvement with the children at The Neighborhood House.
What do you like about the AIA? The AIA website provides support for a lot of business practices – including resources like tracking continuing education, research for teaching, contracts, small business forums, and school safety legislation.