Nancy Dougherty Studio 1200, Principal
Education: Bachelor’s degree in architecture and urban affairs, Barnard College; master’s degree in architecture, Columba University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning
Job responsibility: Architect
Company description: Design and architectural firm
Primary professional/community affiliations: Kent Place School; Saint Vincent Martyr School; Millburn High School; From Houses to Homes
Who is your most influential role model? My first employer, Warren Hansen, who taught me that every line counts. He was a man of impeccable taste who was creative, precise and a tad intimidating. He displayed an unwavering respect for his clients. He also was a patient mentor and teacher.
When is it appropriate to text in business? For quick communications that don’t include dissemination of bad news, critical business decisions or changes to meeting times.
What is your go-to stress buster at work? A good belly-aching laugh with my business partner, Sandee Markwith, followed by a Curly Wurly candy bar.
What do you wish someone had told you earlier in your career? To push harder and to network more vigorously in the early years, as the results become exponential once you have been at it for 20 years.
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