Palacio is excited to announce that Emily Anderson has joined our team as Cost Manager. Emily is a recent graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Public Policy from Georgia Institute of Technology. Her experience in sustainable community planning brings added perspective to every project.
Q. What are you most passionate about professionally?
I am most passionate about sustainability in design and planning. I am excited to help clients make financially sound decisions while meeting their needs and the needs of their community through each project, whether the scale is large or small.
Q. When did you realize you wanted to work in the AEC Industry?
From a young age I was fascinated by the building models my father kept in his office. As I grew older, I realized that I did not want to follow in his footsteps and become an architect, but my curiosity and passion for the industry was still present. When he retired and started working on designing and building a sustainable house, I got involved and started learning more about the intricate steps to completing a construction project. I began taking courses about sustainability at Georgia Tech, and only became more interested. The more I learned, the more I began to consider that a career in the AEC Industry was right for me.
Q. What are you looking forward to the most in your new position?
I am most excited for the opportunity to learn from the more experienced members of the team. I also look forward to building relationships with our clients.
Q. What is on your bucket list?
I love to travel, so I would like to spend time in every continent! Here are a few places I went to in the past years.
This photo is of Rovinj, a small city in northern Croatia on the Adriatic Sea. The tower in the distance is the campanile of St. Euphemia, a church built among homes and stores in the hilly old town.
This is a photo I took of Fes El Bali in Morocco. Within the ancient walled city, I was able to visit small restaurants serving Moroccan specialties like tagine, explore a leather tannery, and get lost countless times in the maze-like pedestrian streets.
Q. What is your favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share how that was relevant to you in your life?
The quote “Not all who wander are lost.” from J.R.R. Tolkien has had an impact on how I live my life. I have learned that giving up control and focusing on the journey rather than the destination can be rewarding, even if from an outside perspective it might look like you are lost.