Lori is a Principal and the Director of Commercial Studio at M+A Architects in Grandview – She’s played a large part in the precedent-setting Easton Town Center since 1994, and she was a graduate of the Pratt Institute in NYC with a professional degree in architecture. As a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Lori leads discussions on the topic of the architect’s expanding role in managing mixed-use developments and sustainability in retail design. She has been responsible for at least eight major mixed-use retail developments, ranging in cost from $50 million to $340 million across the United States.
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(00:02:53) Conquering Columbus Intro
(00:03:48) Introduction to Lori Bongiorno
(00:04:44) A day in the life
(00:05:26) Lori’s childhood and path to college in NYC
(00:08:40) From Ohio to NYC
(00:09:50) Studying architecture
(00:11:30) First job after college in NYC
(00:12:25) M+A Architects
(00:14:00) Easton Town Center
(00:16:00) Juggling the balance between an architectures creative with a contractors analysis
(00:18:50) Bob Evans, Big Lots, and designing and building for corporate entities
(00:20:00) Open office environments
(00:20:58) Lori’s career evolution at M+A Architects
(00:22:30) The roles of a Principal at M+A Architects
(00:25:00) 301 Original
(00:25:50) Developing your team
(00:27:20) Job satisfaction is a good balance with profitability
(00:28:45) The evolution of mixed-use architecture projects
(00:29:45) The five to ten year goals for Lori and her team at M+A Architects
(00:31:15) Lori’s personal goals for the future
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