In this special episode of Design Voice Podcast, I’m joined by Carrie Moore and Jennifer Grosso of SOM’s New York office to discuss mentor-mentee relationships. Carrie and Jen talk about the mentorship programs at SOM, and share their insights on why mentorship is so valuable from both the mentor and mentee perspectives. They offer some great advice on what to do if your firm doesn’t have a formal mentorship program, as well as how to find your place at a larger firm. Carrie also shares with her her journey to becoming a director at SOM.
Carrie Moore is a Director at SOM’s New York office. Since joining the firm in 2004, Carrie has honed her skills in developing innovative sustainable designs and has demonstrated leadership and expertise within the education sector. Carrie has worked on some of SOM’s most dynamic and transformative projects, including The Kathleen Grimm School for Leadership and Sustainability at Sandy Ground, the first net-zero-energy school in New York City, and Cornell Tech's Roosevelt Island campus. She is particularly adept in engaging with stakeholders such as faculty, students, administrators, and local communities.
Jennifer Grosso is a Senior Architect at SOM, where she works on all phases of large-scale mixed-use projects. Jen is a also a board member of ArchiteXX, and is actively involved in the Urban Land Institute.