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Special Feature: The House that She Built

Following our Women's Month Conversations, we interviewed some of the designers that worked on the nation's first all-women built home. 
All images courtesy of The House that She built & UV Parade
Were there any challenges that you were not previously aware of for women in the industry? 

"Prior to working on The House That She Built, I hadn't really thought about how few women there are working in the trades - plumbers, HVAC installers, roofers, electricians, drywallers, foundation and concrete workers, painters, etc. There's a huge gap there to be filled". -- Stefani Thatcher, Domani Home Design

"Also, everyone who worked on the house was a volunteer.  No one got paid. Most of us also have families, so juggling volunteer time with full time jobs and family time was a challenge." ---Kimberly Parker, Kimberly Parker Design
What were some similarities/differences when working on a new build project run by all women?

"The communication level was on point. This was neither better, nor worse…just different. Sometimes women just speak the same language." -- Allison Campbell, Allison Campbell Design

"I was repeatedly shocked to hear members of the design and construction team tell stories of how they felt so out of place in a classroom filled with only boys - and they almost let that fact convince them they didn't belong there. This project was about ... hopefully inspiring and giving courage to other girls/women...they can succeed in a typically male-dominated industry. -- Stefani Thatcher, Domani Home Design
What were your intentions as you went through the design process for this home? #designimpactslives 

"The idea [that Design Impacts Lives] drives our designs 100%" -- Stefani Thatcher

"We took the stock floor plan and completely changed it so that it flowed better for a young family.  The demographics of the neighborhood lent itself to a young family so we kept that in mind...We had to be flexible and mold the design to what was happening with the challenges and changes Covid caused." Kimberly Parker
Coming away from this project, what do you hope for the future of design and build industry?

"I want every girl out there who dreams of becoming an architect, or a framer, or a plumber, or a carpenter to feel that they can.  That they are not a misfit and that there is not just a place, but that they are needed in this industry.  This project was never about women are better than men, but that WOMEN CAN." -- Kimberly Parker

"This is not a movement, but a life. No gimmicks, no comparisons, just honest women who love doing what they do, and it happens to be in the construction industry". -- Allison Campbell
What was your biggest takeaway from working on the House that She Built?

"My biggest take away is that when women come together to support one another, amazing things can happen. There was camaraderie instead of competition. There was compromise instead of comparison. There was a common goal instead of individual successes." -- Allison Campbell

"In January of 2020, a production company flew out from New York to interview us.  They asked "What happens when you don't finish?"  I looked at the interviewer and said, "You don't know the caliber of women on this project.  We will finish and it will be awesome."  We finished 3 weeks early." -- Kimberly Parker

"There have been and still are obstacles for people to work their dream job. I hope this project helps to eliminate some of those obstacles for future designers, tradespeople, builders, engineers, contractors, etc. It's a great field to be in - male or female - and the end result of the work we do is so impactful." Stefani Thatcher
For more on the House that She Built, their programs and how to get involved, visit the PWB website.
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