Agatha had a passion for art and drawing in high school. “At family gatherings I’d be in the corner sketching my relatives interacting with one another, or at other times I would draw the landscape I could see looking out of a window,” she says. “I also needed to know how things were put together, and the details of how they were designed.”

Deciding that architecture was a practical outlet for her creative impulses, Agatha pursued a Bachelors of Architecture and Bachelors of Science in Building Sciences (with a minor in Business Management) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Her college thesis focused on furniture design for tight living spaces, and she represented RPI in a furniture design/build competition. In a woodshop class, she also designed a wood-slated, undulating lounge chair that looked like a sure cure for insomnia? (it was comfy).

After stints with architectural firms in Connecticut, New York City, and Washington D.C., Agatha joined Centerbrook in 2003 and has served on design teams for projects on all three campuses of Quinnipiac University. She was project manager for its Health Professions Center, which includes a new medical school that is focusing on primary care. She honed her academic and laboratory design skills working on the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan. Her current work includes the Community Life Building for Miss Porter's School and continued projects at Quinnipiac. She was named an associate in the firm in 2011 and senior associate in 2017.

“Architecture is a joy,” she insists. “I’m always learning something new and tapping into things that interest me, like medicine, science, and craftsmanship. Every job presents new challenges, multiple tasks, and there are opportunities to work with experts in various specialties, all collaborating toward one goal. It’s incredibly rewarding when you see people using the spaces and the buildings that you have created.”

FACTS

  • LEED Accredited Professional
  • Centerbrook Travel Grant recipient, Valencia, Spain
  • Like sports, hiking, travel, fluent in Greek