Many years ago, a young woman graduated from college and sent out hundreds of resumes. In the mail. Because back then people still conducted most important correspondence the old fashioned way.
In an envelope with a stamp.
Jobs were scarce. But the young architecture graduate had high hopes. After one successful interview, she earned the title of intern architect.
Back then, as it still is today, men dominated the field of architecture. But at this particular company, there happened to be another woman. An architect. And the two became friends. Good friends. Maid of Honor type friends.
The year was 1995 and a lot has changed since then. Both women took time off from their careers to raise families. But they never lost the dream of one day working together again.
Sage Cottage Architects is the first step in making that dream a reality.
Kim is the young graduate in the story. She’s not-so-young now and has apologized for any jokes she may have made about Lori’s age in the past.
She lives in Northwest Indiana with her husband who is a retired Navy veteran and her two children. They also share their home with three dogs.
Kim is a licensed architect with an interest in sustainability and tiny homes. She dreams of designing small communities for military veterans and the homeless.
Her past experience includes educational and industrial building projects. She also has extensive experience with site planning and computer rendering and presentations.
Lori is the “other woman” in the story. Although she’s still older than Kim, she tries to stay young at heart through sarcasm and laughter.
She is a licensed architect, and usually has some kind of DIY project percolating in her brain. They don’t always get done, but the ideas are there and some day ….
Lori lives in Central Illinois with her husband, three kids, and two cats, in a 1970’s ranch that they have slowly updated. She is interested in sustainable construction, old houses, and designing new homes with an abundance of light and character.
Previous work experience includes residential design, industrial design, and construction management.