Industry Insights: Architecture & Design

Wed, Sep 29, 2021, 4:30 pm to 5:45 pm
Graduate Students
Undergraduate Students

Alumni working in architecture and design will share their backgrounds, offer advice for breaking into their fields and lead a skill-building session.

Industry Insights is a series of programs led by Princeton alumni to help students build skills, discover industries and learn about company cultures and recruitment timelines.

Students will be able to interact with alumni through skill-building sessions consisting of job search advice, case studies and/or overviews of organizational projects and initiatives. The alumni speakers may be joined by members of their organization who will give students an in-depth look into their company's hiring practices.

During this program, you will:

  • Learn about the architecture/design industry and company structures
  • Expand your professional network

Meredith Bostwick-Lorenzo Eiroa *03, Firmwide Higher Education Practice Leader and a Managing Director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)

Meredith is the Firmwide Higher Education Practice Leader and a Managing Director at SOM. She is an academic planner and a senior project manager dedicated to the process of designing spaces to support student-centered experiences, advancing vision, mission, and institutional goals for our academic clients at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM).

Her approach bridges multiple perspectives, internal and external management of the project team, and sound logical reasoning to advance the project design and its process. Meredith builds momentum for project teams through clear planning processes to bring clarity and innovative resolution to complex problem sets through integrative design thinking. Her current work includes a diverse range of campus framework and master plans, academic programming, new building, conservation and renovation plans for academic clients. She strives to plan and execute a large-scale vision while enhancing synergy and accommodating diversity at a programmatic level. She is a core communicator and facilitator with academic clients and the project team – supporting the advancement of the institutional mission while coordinating the needs of all stakeholders. She integrates the strategic vision, the program vision, the implementation vision and the design vision to bring together a holistic plan with clear project priorities. Her portfolio of projects includes Barnard College's The Milstein Center for Teaching and Learning; Princeton University's Lake Campus and East Campus Entry Master Plan; Wellesley College's Science Center Renovation and New Addition, The Dalton School's STEAM Center Project, the University of Connecticut’s Tech Park Master Plan and Innovation Partnership Building; and the Framework Plan and Campus Site Development for Cornell NYC Tech’s campus at Roosevelt Island. She received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and her Masters in Architecture at Princeton University (class of 2003).

Meredith is a member of the Society of College and University Planners (SCUP) and an active PKAL / Learning Space Collaboratory (LSC) facilitator.

Meredith is a Registered Architect in New York and LEED® Accredited Professional.