It goes without saying that there are many elements involved in an architectural design project — at every single phase, from concept to completion.
As a senior project manager at Camens Architectural Group, Patricia Sy organizes all these moving parts to keep our team of the best residential architects in Charleston, SC, on track and fully informed.
Her meticulous work in managing a holistic schedule — one that details every single project — is nothing short of impressive.
We recently spoke with Patricia to learn more about her background and how she leverages her professional experience to excel in her role at Camens Architectural Group.
Tell us about your role at Camens Architectural Group.
Basically, I manage the master schedule for all our exciting projects at Camens!
Our architectural firm is growing and we have more simultaneous projects than ever before. It’s imperative that all architects and managers have organized visibility into every single layer of each project so they are fully informed.
This comprehensive outlook is vital for us to quickly and efficiently view due dates, workloads, and percentages to completion, while gaining insight into why a project is on hold, any challenges to solve, gaps to fill, and more.
It has also become an important tool for communication after a project is completed, so that we can explore how we can improve on processes and integrate those learnings into future projects.
How did you get your start in this industry?
I attended the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston for my Bachelors of Architecture degree and then spent some time working on the commercial side of architecture in the healthcare field. Organizationally, this really equipped me with the experience to navigate complex project schedules and timelines — in addition to a thorough knowledge of building codes, regulations, and more.
When my husband and I moved to the Coastal Carolinas, I was introduced to Marc Camens’ work and was so impressed with his architectural philosophy and how he brings spaces to life. I knew I wanted to be a part of it.
Where do you derive inspiration?
Nature is a big source of inspiration for me because everything evolves from it, like lighting which obviously plays a huge role in Marc’s designs.
Learning from Marc and the team here has also been something exceptional. I am inspired every day I come to work.
His work, which is so responsive to the environment, has actually heightened my own awareness of nature and my surroundings — and how it all relates to build forms.
Are you ready to be just as inspired by an impressive team, including the best residential architects in the Charleston, SC area? Contact us today and let’s get started!