Employee Spotlight: Jessica Harkins, AIA

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Each month we look to highlight one of our employees and the great work that they’ve done here at Method! This month’s feature is tenant interiors team lead, Jessica Harkins.

Jessica is a Mississippi native, growing up in a small town called Crystal Springs near Jackson. She has worked on a variety of projects spanning from hospitality clients to manufacturing! Jessica enjoys working at Method because of the range of projects she can work on and the team she works with.


Check out our latest catchup with Jessica:

 

What first interested you in architecture?
I was first interested in architecture through my interest in travel. I had a list of places I wanted to visit and most of these places had beautiful architecture that I wanted to experience in person. I also developed an interest in studying floor plans at a young age when my family was looking to build a new house.

What continues to drive your passion for design?
I love designing spaces that people will enjoy and working with a variety of different disciplines to make it happen. It is rewarding to be a part of this process. Also, I am constantly learning. There is so much to know in this profession and there is always room to improve.

What is your favorite current project?
We are working on a few unique restaurant projects downtown right now. I am a wannabe foodie, so this is a great opportunity to combine my love of food/wine and architecture. Designing these spaces is fun and I’m looking forward to visiting them once they are open!

What project are you most proud of?
When I first started working at Method, I worked on a beverage manufacturing facility and office for Sunny Sky Products. It was a great learning experience – I learned a lot about general project management and really enjoyed designing the space. It was great to be involved with a larger scale project from concept through completion – I was able to learn a lot in a short amount of time.

Outside of work, what are your favorite hobbies and things to do?
I love to travel and learn about other cultures. I have a general love of reading and learning. I’m interested in a variety of things from wine to cooking to learning Italian.

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