20 Things You Didn't Know About Larysa Konowka

August 02, 2019

For this month's Q&A I interviewed Larysa Konowka, and I am happy to share some things about her you may not know already.

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Where do you live? What's your commute like? 

LK: Crown Heights, Brooklyn

What's the food you can't live without? 

LK: Chocolate

What do you do when not at the office? 

LK: Something active, like running or hiking

If you had a super power what would it be? 


What inspires you? 

LKImpressive landscapes


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Favorite building?

LK: IM Pei's Herbert Johnson Museum of Art on Cornell's Campus in Ithaca, NY

If you weren't a Consultant at Vidaris, what would you be doing? 

LK: Ski instructor somewhere out in the Rockies

Favorite lunch spot?

LK: Pippali - it's an Indian restaurant on 27th Street.

Favorite school subject?


Favorite vacation spot? 

LKMy family's cottage in Michigan



3 things you can't live without:

LK: Dachshunds, Being outdoors, skiing

Tell us about your family: 

LKThey're Ukranian

What are you currently reading? 

LK: Granta

Early riser or night owl? 

LKNeither anymore; I used to be a night owl

iPhone or Android?

LK: iPhone


Photo Credit: Pavel Bendov 2017


Favorite office memory: 

LKWorking on the project 432 Park Avenue.  I liked the complexity of it and the team involved, both at Vidaris and outside Vidaris.

Defining moment at Vidaris:

LKNothing is coming to mind...maybe I haven't had one yet.

Tell us more about your position: 

LKIn my position as a Consultant, I do a lot of submittal reviews, shop visits, PMUs and site supervision.

What made you want to be a Consultant? 

LKI was attracted to the interactivity of the job.  I get to see a lot of projects get built and I'm not just stuck in the office all day behind a desk.

Why Vidaris? 

LK: The people - it's a pleasure to work with the people here and I don't feel like I get micromanaged.

Michelle Maxwell

Written by Michelle Maxwell

Marketing Manager