"Transformational architecture is the result of extensive collaboration and efforts of many. It’s about people, not just projects."
"The most valuable lesson I have learned is how to make a great place. I don’t mean this in the architectural sense of creating great space with our projects—I mean how to create a work environment where employees feel value, ownership, and potential in coming to work every day."
"Overland has embraced a work/life balance that makes it possible for me to be a working mother of two young children. Before departing on my second maternity leave, I encouraged leadership to increase the number of women in the studio to reflect a more diverse and inclusive culture. Since then, all new hires have comprised of approximately 48.7% women."
"Overland has been proactive in understanding who I am, what my strengths are and how to best leverage those so I maximize my impact within the office. By doing so, I am operating from a place of strength and confidence."
"The power of the collective is much greater than the power of the individual."
"When I started working in architecture, I thought that the ultimate goal of this profession is to build buildings. Over my 25 years into the profession, several built and unbuilt buildings, I’ve concluded that what architects build are relationships. Buildings are just the repository and the legacy of them."
"If you work with people that only think about their small portion of the project and how to make their role more important than those around them, then it usually generates more stress for everyone involved. The project will ultimately be less than its potential. The more that we work together, with each other, our consultants & clients, the more that we create a better working environment for our work to easily reach it’s fullest potential."