Gwendoline Albright is not someone who grew up building with Legos or drawing and planning to become an architect. Instead, she initially wanted to be a doctor. Gwendoline’s mother was a doctor, and she observed her mother’s fulfillment in her career and wanted that as well.
However, by the end of high school, Gwendolyn had realized something. She didn’t want to spend the rest of her life in hospitals. She was watching a home makeover show with her family, and realized that she wanted to do that – to make people happy through their houses. That helped her realize that architecture was the path that she needed to follow.
In today’s interview, Gwendoline discusses her college experiences, her life after college, and how she came to think of architecture as a ministry. She talks about getting licensed and about the architecture in ministry projects that she’s currently excited about.
What You’ll Hear on This Episode:
- What inspired Gwendoline to go into architecture
- What architecture school was like for Gwendoline
- What happened for Gwendoline after school
- Why Gwendoline decided to get licensed
- What brought Gwendoline to the boot camp
- How Gwendoline learns
- The projects that Gwendoline is working on with architecture and ministry
- How Gwendoline found her opportunity
- What Gwendoline is most excited about right now
- Gwendoline’s advice for aspiring architects
- What Gwendoline knows today that she didn’t know then
- The book that changed everything for Gwendoline
- Gwendoline’s favorite resource, product, or gadget
- Gwendoline’s best time saving trick
- The best way to connect with Gwendoline
Top Three Takeaways from This Episode:
- Architecture can be a ministry.
- Helping people can take many forms.
- You need to find yourself first
Gwendoline’s Advice for Aspiring Architects:
“Yes, absolutely. And that’s one of the things I discovered through support raising and through working at EMI is that what you have is all you need to make the world a better place.”
“I need to find myself before I can find anybody else, or anything else, in my life.” – What Gwendoline knows now that she didn’t know then.
“Obviously the easier one would be the Bible, but The Defining Decade.” –The book that changed everything for Gwendoline
“My faith and focus planner.” –Gwendoline on her favorite resource, product, or gadget
“The time that I go to bed is the time I’m going to wake up.” –Gwendoline on her best time-saving trick
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