Emily Hogan and Kylan Shirley named Emerging Leaders in Architecture by the Virginia Society AIA

June 16, 2014

Congratulations to Emily and Kylan as they are named for the Virginia Society AIA’s  class of 2014’s Emerging Leaders in Architecture (ELA). The Society’s  award winning ELA program was designed to recognize outstanding young professionals in architecture. The VSAIA caught up with Emily and Kylan to ask a few questions; check out what they had to say:

Emily Hogan:

Q: What advice do you have for aspiring architects?

A: If you’re considering becoming an architect, make sure you’re 100% committed.  This profession requires intensity and passion.  It’s not for the half-hearted.

Q: What is the last book you read? A: The Kaplan ARE study guide.  Before that: Lean In by Sheryl Sandburg.  The latter was a brilliant, inspiring must-read that I can’t recommend highly enough; the former—not so much.

Kylan:

Q: How did you discover your passion for architecture?

A: My father is an architect and I knew as soon as I got my hands on a lead holder and a scale

Q: What is your favorite thing to do to relax?

A: Ride a bike

You can read the full profiles for Emily and Kylan as well as other ELA recipients on the VSAIA website.