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May 15, 2023
May 15 #WeAreCGS

Every other week we highlight a member of our CGS team. Let's get to know Kelsey Wilson, AIA.

Years at CGS?
4 Years

What do you like most about working with CGS?

I like that my voice is heard. I am only recently licensed, but have always felt I had a place on each team that I have had the pleasure of working with. It is not often enough in this field that young designers are truly encouraged to be part of the process. CGS emphasizes collaboration within all aspects of the project team. 

What made you want to work in the architecture field?

My grandfather is an aeronautical engineer and my dad is in custom millwork, so there was not a day of my childhood that I didn’t encounter blueprints strewn about the house. Growing up just outside of New Haven, I was exposed to the Gothic Revival and Brutalist Architecture of Yale’s campus that continues to inspire me today. I’m a perfectionist who likes clean lines, and clarity of expression - and I am most definitely not an artist - so architecture became a good fit!

What has been your favorite project with CGS + why?

I really enjoyed working on Georgetown Prep. It was one of my first projects with the firm, the client was so involved in the process, and the all-female design team during my time on the project worked super well. Plus, I’m not sure I will ever have the opportunity to work on a corridor aligned with the football field, clad in cast stone, sturdy enough for a high school sports team to charge through mid-game ever again!

Current CGS Project
Connelly School of the Holy Child in Potomac, MD

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