"In this profession, I think you can’t help but grow to be more empathetic toward others," remarks Jamie, an architect who specializes in higher education projects. "We spend a lot of time understanding the needs of our clients. Creating spaces that allow for better opportunities for growth and learning is why we do what we do." Jamie acknowledges the growth and learning that’s occurred in her own career. "We are trained in architecture school to think conceptually. It takes a while to find that balance between conceptual thinking and real-life design solutions." In her experience, finding that right balance means asking the right questions and solving for the right problems. It’s no surprise that Jamie finds inspiration in her daughters. "Their overall level of curiosity and their ability to question everything is amazing. They help remind me that as we grow as architects we should never lose that curiosity and eagerness to learn."