Andy, who is one of the liveliest people in our office, secretly loves to paint. Although mostly acrylic and on canvas, other times it’s a big abstract wall mural, or some intricate details on a small ceramic project. If Andy could visit anywhere in the world, her feet would be in Ireland in a heartbeat. She wants to visit the little town pubs and listen to the locals tell stories. Switching gears when entering the office work has Andy developing skills like no other. Andy says that mindful engineering has been at the forefront this year. She has learned more about green design, energy modeling, efficiency and how the investment of alternative systems truly benefit the cost, users and environment. “Working with passionate engineers and designers that want to teach and pass their knowledge has made all the difference,” Andy says. When choosing this practice of engineering over others, Andy says she has a passion for being challenged. Therefore, she could not see herself anywhere else.