Stacey Johnston has been with Ittner for a few years, and is an important part of our team. Stacey is an Architectural Production Lead. She is part of the team that creates 3-D building models and 2-D drawings based on the models.
We interviewed Stacey, for our first ever Team Tuesday profile to highlight just exactly what she is all about. We are excited to share this with you!
What is something you enjoy doing?
I follow old home restoration accounts on social media. I enjoy seeing original materials and craftsmanship being fully appreciated and brought back to life.
What is your favorite project you've been a part of at Ittner?
I’m currently part of a group comprised of Cordogan Clark, Ittner, and Perkins & Will team members working with Ladue School District. I look forward to the excited reactions of the students and staff when they walk into their beautiful new spaces that are efficient, flexible, and inspire creative learning.
What is your biggest career accomplishment thus far?
Watching students, parents, and staff walk through their new spaces for the first time. The wide eyes, smiles, and excitement… it’s the best part of our job. It gives you a sense of accomplishment every time.
What designer do you draw inspiration from?
Jeanne Gang and Zaha Hadid. They’ve created admirable and unique architecture around the world. It’s exciting to share the same hometown as Jeanne Gang and be near one of her most recent projects here in St. Louis.
I actually have two…
“Less is more.” – Mies van der Rohe
“Architecture is really about well-being. I think that people want to feel good in a space… On one hand, it’s about shelter; but it’s also about pleasure.” – Zaha Hadid
A few years ago, we spent two weeks traveling around New Zealand’s south island. We visited a variety of areas, from cities to coastal towns to mountain areas, and we hiked a lot. We saw native Kiwi and Kea birds, glaciers, and waterfalls. We look forward to visiting the north island next!
Something that nobody at work knows about you?
I also have a bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in sociology. I prefer the research side, rather than clinical. I’ve always been interested in how people and their behaviors are affected by the built environment. It’s important to create spaces that encourage positive reactions and it’s fun to create spaces that encourage people to think differently and learn from their surroundings.