Some of us always knew what we wanted to be when we grew up. Judy was one of those. Since the age of 10 she wanted to be an architect. Even after more than 20 years as an architect, she can’t imagine being anything else. “I had this innate need to create and have a positive impact on the environment,” recounts Judy. “And there was an artistic aspect to architecture that fascinated me.”
Art is a focus in Judy’s off hours. She is on the board of Spiral Arts, a non-profit group that involves less fortunate members of society – those with mental, physical, or economic challenges. “Everyone can be an artist, can express themselves creatively. When an artwork is hanging on the wall, societal identity and status become irrelevant.”
Judy has worked on a range of Harriman projects – from schools to medical facilities to office buildings. She is a very capable manager who can lead complex projects. The consistent motif that weaves through all her work is a strong focus on environmental and sustainability issues. A continuing challenge is to balance her personal life with her three daughters and landscape architect husband, with her Harriman work.