This week the Third & Bond bloggers from Hudson Companies interview Sally Gilliland, a member of their Third + Bond team.
What’s your role in the Third + Bond project? My job title is “Director of Architecture”, which essentially means I manage all the work of architects, engineers and other consultants who do the design of any project.
How long have you been with Hudson and how’d you end up here? I came to Hudson in 2001, having worked as an architect in various firms since getting my Master of Architecture from Columbia University in 1988. I spent my first 3 years after graduate school working at Kohn Pedersen Fox, a big New York firm where I worked on the design team for several large office buildings. Then I spent 9 years at a small firm, Beyhan Karakhan and Associates, where the projects ranged from apartment renovations to EMS ambulance stations. The bookkeeper there knew an architect who had worked on one of Hudson’s projects – she put me in touch with David Kramer.
Why did you decide to work for a developer rather than continuing at a design firm? I wanted to be on the decision making side of the table in the design process.