EL Questionnaire 2019

Name: Bethany Burns
Company: LLB Architects
Concentration: Interiors
College/University: New England Schools of Art & Design at Suffolk University (NESAD)
Year(s) of Graduation: 2012

What is your strongest personal quality?: I’m told I’m very personable. I get along with everyone and am very empathetic.
What skill set are you most proud of professionally?: I’m a hard worker. If there’s a deadline I won’t leave the office until it’s finished.  
What was your favorite toy when you were a kid?: My dollhouse and art supplies were my favorite growing up. I used to build additions to my dollhouse, paint pictures for the interior, and would have a photoshoot with the family.
What do you hope to accomplish as an IIDA Emerging Leader?: Public speaking! I’m okay with smaller groups, but I still get nervous with larger groups.
What's your go-to for de-stressing?: I love yoga, barre, and running.
Revit, CAD, or Sketchup?: Revit.
Are you usually early or late?: I’m an optimist, I always think I have more time than I do :)
What three things are in your bag?: I keep a notebook, pens, and mints with me.
What is your favorite part of being an IIDA member? I love being on the philanthropy committee and all of the great things we do throughout the year, it’s very rewarding.
Why did you choose to become an Interior Designer?: I love the way a space can be designed to enhance someone’s mood. I’m all about making people happy.