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Evelyn is an outstanding manager, supervisor, and mentor. She strikes the perfect balance of oversight and direction while allowing for independence, self-direction, and creativity. Additionally, I continue to be incredibly impressed by the insights and strategy that Evelyn provides to our clients, as well as the ongoing relationships and rapport that she builds with clients.
I have had the pleasure of interacting with Evelyn several times, through the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) and the Young Architects Forum (YAF). Specifically, the AIAS invited Evelyn to speak as a keynote presenter at our annual FORUM, an international conference for and by architecture students. As I am finding to be the standard with Evelyn, she arrived energetic and well-prepared to talk to our 600 attendees. With her diverse background and charisma, she has a lot to offer young and seasoned professionals alike.
Evelyn is a very talented team leader and strategic lead. She faces each new challenge with focus, tenacity, and passion. She knows how to leverage and empower her team to deliver in-depth strategic design solutions. She is a team player who stands up for what she believes in, but is always open to new idea. Evelyn understands that leadership is not a title or position but one that inspires those who surround her. Although our careers have taken us in different paths she has continued to serve as my teacher and mentor.
Evelyn was, and continues to be, one of my closest mentors. I first had the opportunity to work with her at MKThink, where she brought an all-inclusive and flexible approach to design. She was an excellent manager and design lead that sought to bring out the best in her team by providing us significant levels of autonomy within a larger, more focused and structured framework. Perhaps most importantly, Evelyn has always been interested in helping younger designers grow as individuals. She provided insight when I was applying to graduate school, and in my jobs and internships since MKThink. When considering my next big moves, I always value her input, as well as her company; every time I come back to the Bay Area, I make sure to grab a coffee with her.
Evelyn was an exceptional manager and mentor to me while at MKThink. Even while she was juggling several projects simultaneously, she formed genuine connections with both her clients and colleagues. She made her job look easy when I know it wasn’t. As my mentor, she was one of my biggest supporters. Now that she has moved on to another position, I already miss her great personality and sense of humor!
Evelyn was an amazing manager and was adept at providing tactical feedback while keeping high-level strategic direction in mind. She was very influential in making our team culture more communicative and well-structured, and had a knack for distilling complex problems into actionable items. Her skills and energy would make her a great asset to any company.
One of the best of the best for understanding issues of the design professions and then being able to put all into words for DesignIntelligence. She is regarded as top writer and thought leader. Plus she is a poised and first class professional.
Evelyn is an amazing worker, with excellent communication and writing skills. She has been a huge help in motivating a large team of other writers in her position as Senior Editor, and has been great at inspiring new content. I've been impressed with both her dedication, design acumen, and ability to produce consistently on a deadline at a high quality. She is also a great leader and has served as a wonderful example to newer writers.
Evelyn has been a real asset to Inhabitat over the past 2 years she has worked with us. Her dedication, expertise and passion for sustainable design never fail to impress, and she is a real team-player as well: very creative, reliable, personable, and just generally great to work with on every level. I would recommend her without any hesitation for any position or organization.
I hired Evelyn to manage a complex assessment for UCLA Sustainability. She did an incredible job organizing and managing the project and the interns. She brought creativity and innovation to the process and was an absolute pleasure to work with, reliable and highly efficient. Feel free to contact me as a reference, I would recommend her without hesitation.
Evelyn is one of the most energetic and passionate people I've met over the years, with a strong interest in sustainability and and keen ability to work. Her insights into my company (aecKnowledge) have been invaluable. I have also seen Evelyn skillfully navigate through AIA's labyrinth structure to achieve remarkable results, so I have not doubt that she would work well with both public agencies and private companies.
Evelyn has over 15 years working with individuals, organizations, and companies who are interested in applying design thinking to their decision making process.