Working as an Owner’s Representative with Katie Merten

Owner's Representative

Have you been thinking about other career options outside of working in a traditional Architecture Office? Katie Merten is here to explain all the ins and outs of being an Owner’s Representative and why it could be right for you!

In this episode of The Young Architect Podcast, Katie Merten shares her story about how she struggled finding work in her small town after graduating from Architecture School and how that search led her down the path to become an owner’s representative. After landing a job working for the Air Force doing some large scale, impressive projects, Katie tells us more about her career and her several moves around the country. Now, she finds herself back home in Minnesota working for The Fish and Wildlife Service. 

Katie and Michael explain how being an Owner’s Representative differs from working in a traditional office because you get to see the big picture

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Mud, Mushrooms, and Algae for a Luxury Experience

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Linda Olofsson Walsh | Designer

At the heart of the travel industry is the luxury hotel or resort, providing an uncommon experience for some and a level of comfort aligned with lifestyle for others. Add to that a new factor, the demand for sustainability that is gaining traction with travelers worldwide. Can luxury hotels meet sustainable objectives? What is sustainable luxury? Will the drive for eco-friendly hotel interiors and building materials redefine the aesthetic of luxury hospitality design?

With travel-oriented consumers now hyper-aware of greenwashing and unwilling to settle, investors are focusing on sustainability requirements for new hotel construction, while existing hotels strive to catch up with their close associate, the fashion industry, in the drive for sustainability. But multiple factors, including the longtime practice of updating room interiors and public spaces every few years plus the quantity of materials used in hotels every day and quickly thrown away,

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An Award-Winning Year | IA Interior Architects

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