Year graduated from UIUC: Spring 2017
Firm where employed: Bulley & Andrews
Your Title: Project Engineer
What are you working on these days?
I am part of the masonry restoration team for Bulley & Andrews. We perform all services necessary to restore, maintain, protect and preserve a building's envelope. Currently, I am working with 3D scanning technology to turn existing buildings into computer models for high-precision measurement and analysis. This 3D documentation gives us faster and more accurate data to minimize field time, accelerate project timelines and reduce development risk.
"The Illinois School of Architecture played an integral role in preparing me for a career in construction!" - Meagan Radloff
How well did ISoA prepare you for what you’re doing now?
The Illinois School of Architecture played an integral role in preparing me for a career in construction! I chose ISoA because of the dual degree offered in architecture and construction management. The time management skills I learned while earning two degrees, along with the endless opportunities and available resources, really made for a great career platform.
What one piece of advice would you give to our current architecture students?
Don’t be afraid to take risks! Whether it be in your design, a class you aren’t sure about taking or a fellowship that seems just out of reach. College is a great place to break out of your comfort zone and explore new passions. You may be surprised how much your interests and goals change based on new experiences.
"Don’t be afraid to take risks! Whether it be in your design, a class you aren’t sure about taking or a fellowship that seems just out of reach" - Meagan Radloff
Name something you miss about school?
Studio culture and collaboration.
Something you don’t miss about school?
The late nights that turned into early mornings.
Did you have a favorite professor?
My favorite professor is Professor Deutsch because he inspired and encouraged my unique path through architecture. Professor Deutsch has an interesting perspective on alternative routes relating to the field and went above and beyond to help me explore those options. There is no doubt that he is passionate about his career but it’s the fact that he has so many careers and finds passion in all of them that truly sets him apart as a memorable professor.
If you could go back and do college over what would you do differently and why?
If I could go back, I would spend less time worrying. Throughout my education, I spent a lot of time focusing on the future and sometimes I would forget to live in the present. One of my favorite quotes that helped me break the habit is, “worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do but doesn’t get you anywhere”. -Unknown