An emergency is a separation from the familiar, a sudden emergence into a new atmosphere, one that often demands we ourselves rise to the occasion.— Rebecca Solnit
Nora brings her curiosity and passion for cultivating community and her concern for our built environment’s impact on individuals’ lives and our natural world.
Nora is a senior project manager, coordinating our internal teams’ efforts to help our clients build a just and sustainable world—one work plan, deadline, contract and invoice at a time. With an education in architecture, she is attuned to and loves the character of cities and the distinct cultures populating different regions and countries. She is inspired by history, art, nature, collaboration with colleagues, and the appreciation of her clients and end users. Nora worked with architectural design firms throughout the country for the first 18 years of her professional career. Her focus on project management over the last decade informs her MG work—she is highly organized, pays sharp attention to detail, listens deeply and is dedicated to bringing the finest level of service to clients and endeavors. Nora’s areas of expertise include:
- Managing budgets and scopes
- Budget maintenance and analysis
- Work planning and workflow
- Internal and external team coordination and communication
- Contract management and compliance
- Maintaining relationships with client teams
Prior to MG, Nora worked with multiple stakeholders and sizeable, complex budgets on large architecture, interior design and planning projects around the country. Nora received her Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of Notre Dame.
Nora is a founding member and lead organizer of a community garden, organizer of a bicycle advocacy monthly group ride to raise awareness of the positive environmental and economic impacts of biking, and a local food cooperative owner. Nora loves local food systems, practicing yoga, getting outside and investigating the healing properties of listening to and playing music, and singing.