Michael Lejong (B.Arch. ’96) is LEED accredited and a licensed architect at MAHG Architecture in Fort Smith, where he has been a principal partner since 2001. Lejong, who will serve as the chair of the AIA Small Firm Exchange in 2020, shared why he stays involved in the American Institute of Architects.
Aubrey Pate (B.I.D. ’02) is the owner of Smart Interiors in Fayetteville. In this conversation, Pate talks about owning her own studio and reflects on her time teaching interior design at the University of Arkansas.
Cindy Pruitt (B.Arch. ’95) is a principal at Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects in Little Rock. During this conversation, Pruitt discusses her mindset when she takes on a new project and how she balances her personal life and career.
Lori Yazwinski Santa-Rita (B.Arch. ’05) is a partner at Jennings + Santa-Rita Architects in Fayetteville, and she is the current president of AIA Arkansas. In this conversation, she shared why she is passionate about both architecture and her involvement with the American Institute of Architects.
Selwyn Bachus II (B.Arch. ’19) is a recent Fay Jones School grad who will be teaching for a year at Creighton Prep High School in Omaha, Nebraska. We spoke with Bachus during his final semester as an architecture student, and he talked about his plans for the future and his interest in bringing architecture to the black community.