Sarah Delcambre, PLA, is a landscape architect and operations manager at DesignWorkshop Houston.
What inspired you to get into the industry?
I was looking for a creative and artful career that I knew could positively impact the environment and the way people function in it every day. Landscape architecture is just that.
What’s the best part of your job?
Seeing communities enjoy the work I have spent months, sometimes years designing and building.
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What’s your favorite place you’ve ever visited?
What’s the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?
Overseeing construction is often seen as a “man’s world”. Disrupting that perception has been challenging. It’s taken time, confidence-building and a handful of good contractors.
What’s the one thing that would make the industry better?
An accurate understanding of what landscape architecture is and what it could be.
What’s your favorite spot at home?
My kitchen and dining room. It’s very open. I love cooking and entertaining.
What has the quarantine taught you?
Technology is not all that its hyped up to be. We, as a creative profession, are far more dependent on social and collaborative interaction.
What’s your ideal Saturday?
Early morning coffee, a clean house, snugged up on the couch with my dog watching “Pioneer Woman.”
What’s the best bouquet for cheering up a friend? Sunflowers.