Grace Coulter Sherlock of Lemay:
“Architecture is like Conducting an Orchestra”
Today we are pleased to highlight Grace Coulter Sherlock from Lemay. Lemay is an innovative architectural firm that shares our 4C values of Creativity, Community, Collaboration, and Change. They also share our desire to focus on What Matters Now, which is why we were so delighted when they came on board as sponsors of the ongoing 20/20 Wavelength Project.
As Associate, Regional Director West, and Architect for Lemay, Grace Coulter Sherlock has a lot on the go. When she isn’t swimming in a continual stream of meetings, she is striving to create meaningful and beautiful work in her role as an architect. She is always learning and improving her craft. Naturally curious and interested in people, she loves the challenge of reimagining how to consciously create space for all people. We spoke to Grace about her roles and vision for the future.
Q. What’s it like being an architect?
A. An architect is like the conductor of an orchestra. We lead a group of many people who each have their own unique skills that contribute to designing and building spaces, places and communities of all scales. An architect makes sure the harmony is pitch perfect!
Q. What gets you up in the morning?
At Lemay, we’re community-focussed
through and through.
Q. What excites you about the 20/ Wavelength Project?
What matters to me now more than ever is giving space. Creating and making room that affords all people with their own space to communicate, to express themselves and do it with dignity.
A. Continue to engage in artful expression. Now, through collaboration and creativity, there is a great opportunity to break through barriers that have been in place for some time. This will only become richer as we spend more time understanding each other’s perspectives. Together we can amplify our appreciation for community and meaningful connection.
Thank-you, Grace! We also hope that the lessons of this significant time in history will last into the future. And that the priorities we have reestablished in our lives will give us the strength to move forward together as a community.