INSPIRE% is an initiative where will we present personal stories of amazing people who embody our vision of equitable practice, fostering and keeping talent within the profession and elevating the value of Architecture to society.  Our first interview is one of the most inspirational of all.

INSPIRE% [01]: No Longer Missing. Pamela Tang's Return to Architecture

Pamela Tang, Project Manager at Barcelon + Jang Architecture shares her story of success and perseverance; how she re-entered the profession after taking an extended leave of absence to raise her four children. 

1. Can you tell us a little bit about who you are and what you do?

I was one of the Missing 32% working to resume my career and become a licensed architect. After receiving both the Master of Architecture and Master of Science in Civil Engineering from MIT, I put my career on hold to raise my four children and take care of my family. In the fall of 2012, when my youngest left for college, I decided to reenter the profession. Within twelve months, I passed five AREs and became proficient in AutoCad and Revit. In February 2014, I started working at Barcelon Jang Architecture and am currently the Project Manager and assistant designer on an occupied rehabilitation, multi-unit residential building.

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