We had the good fortune of connecting with Henrietta Chavez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Henrietta, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I decided to study and develop a creative career, since I consider myself a person who lives in a constant creative thinking, I do not like monotonous jobs with processes and routine. But creativity is not only manifested in careers or professions, we apply it 24/7, when making decisions or solving a problem and in my opinion, is really fun to be able to work solving creative problems.Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Leaving my country and my job made me understand many things, not only emotionally but also as a prossefional, So i have always I consider it a challenge. During the first year I had to understand the culture of the design here in the USA, the archietcture is very different, the materials, even the way a client could think or dream.
Despite everything, I feel that I adapt quickly. I think I am not different from the others, I think I have a long way to go, I want to experience a little more architecture and study more.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Of course I’ll mention downtown Houston. I think it is one of the Houston’s area that gathers not only gastronomic but architectural interesesting characeristics. I think some of the contemporary buildings where you can find not only art as recreation but as part of the design would be the Houston Glassell school of art and the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I think that during life we learn and take something from each person we meet, during my career I believe that all my professor influenced who I am today, I could not name just one, as well as my bosses, my clients from whom every day I learn more and more. If I had to give credit to a person, that one would have to be my mother, who from the moment I decided to study architecture supported me 100%, she was always really excited to hear the stories about the design challenges at work and when she told others about my job, she spoke as if I was a famous designer hahaha (far from that).
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