Design a Balanced Life with Feyi Quadri

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Feyi

Feyi’s story will sound familiar to many architects and people who know architects. She remembers as a small child taking all of the blocks in the classroom so that she could build the tallest towers, and she enjoyed building bridges with Legos.

However, she didn’t really start thinking in terms of an architecture career until high school. She says that she first met a licensed architect in 10th grade. She attended a magnet school where she took a drafting class that she loved, then she attended pre-college courses. After graduating from high school, she enrolled in Carnegie Mellon’s B.Arch program. 

Feyi says that it took her some time after graduation to transition to the working world, and she found her first job a few months after graduation. During the COVID pandemic, Feyi has been exploring her creative side, making YouTube videos and establishing a social media brand. She’s also been working and studying for her architecture exams. Listen in to hear what Feyi has to say about balancing the different aspects of her life, being a keynote speaker for the Young Architect Winter Series, and indulging her creative instincts. 

What You’ll Hear on This Episode  

  •  What inspired Feyi to go into architecture
  • What happened after architecture school
  • The types of projects Feyi has been working on
  • Feyi’s online brand
  • The kind of content Feyi shares on her YouTube channel
  • The content that Feyi has coming out soon
  • The software that Feyi is using to make her videos
  • What Feyi plans to talk about at the Young Architect Winter Series
  • Feyi’s experience of studying for the exams
  • How to balance work, studying, and other projects
  • How to stir up creativity
  • Feyi’s advice for aspiring architects
  • What Feyi knows now that she didn’t know then
  • The book that changed everything for Feyi
  • Feyi’s favorite resource, product, or gadget
  • Feyi’s best timesaving trick
  • Where listeners can find Feyi online

Top 3 Takeaways from This Episode

  1. Doing little things can help you build up to the big things
  2. Discover your passion outside of architecture
  3. Don’t be so hard on yourself

Feyi’s Advice for Aspiring Architects

“My advice would be find something outside of architecture that keeps you going.”

Favorite Quotes

“To not be so hard on yourself for the decisions you make.”  –Feyi on what she knows today that she didn’t know back then

“When I first graduated, a book that was gifted to me was called The Defining Decade.”  –Feyi on the book that changed everything

“My sketchbook.” –Feyi on her favorite resource or gadget

“The top three method.” –Feyi on her best timesaving trick

Resources Mentioned in the Show:

Feyi on YouTube
Feyi on Instagram
Feyi on Twitter
Feyi on Facebook

About

Michael Riscica

Michael Riscica is a Licensed Architect, and the creator of Young Architect, an online platform and community dedicated to helping the next generation of Architects become the most successful generation of Architects. 
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