Jul 26, 2022
CDA Senior Managing Director, Nelly Augustyn, is passionate about building – not just literal architecture construction, but also shaping the industry's future. This is what makes her a great leader of the mentorship program within Chipman. It's also why she sat down with Paul Robinson, founder of Constructreach, whose mission is to empower and rebuild the construction industry as a career path for a sustainable future, not an industry to 'fail into.' Nelly opened up during their conversation, getting real on serious topics like gender gaps, accessibility, and generational opportunities in the world of architecture.
In her podcast episode, Nelly describes her journey into the field of architecture, how biases affected her choice and how we can encourage the younger generations to consider careers in the construction industry as a viable choice. Her story illustrates the importance and value of relatives, friends, and teachers who recognize the potential, skills, and interests of students. Here are some of our favorite quotes:
As architects, we need a good support system; we need mentors. We need to stay connected within the industry to be able to support that next generation of design professionals.
Mentorship is one of the most important part of my role today. I am an architect, I’m a mom, I’m a daughter, but all of these titles are roles I’ve pursued. To be called a mentor by the younger generation is inspiring and satisfying; it makes this all worthwhile
Listen to the full episode on the ConstructReach channel HERE.