Building a Career in Architecture

A designer reflects on her first three years on the job.​

Photo © SOM | Lucas Blair
The skyline of Pudong, Shanghai, seen in 2016. Photo © Chung King

The typical day is only so typical for a short while, because something new will come along that extends your responsibilities and evolves your job. That’s what keeps things interesting.

What made you decide to join SOM?

Lulu presents the design scheme for Wellesley College Science Center to her colleagues at the New York office. Photo © SOM | Lucas Blair
The Wellesley College team in a design workshop session. Photo courtesy of Lulu Li
The Milstein Center at Barnard College is due to open for the Fall 2018 semester. Photo © SOM
Members of the design team on a site visit at Barnard. Photo courtesy of Lulu Li

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