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.
Where do you live? What's your commute like?
LK: Crown Heights, Brooklyn
What's the food you can't live without?
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?
LK: Impressive landscapes
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?
LK: My family's cottage in Michigan
3 things you can't live without:
LK: Dachshunds, Being outdoors, skiing
Tell us about your family:
LK: They're Ukranian
What are you currently reading?
Early riser or night owl?
LK: Neither anymore; I used to be a night owl
iPhone or Android?
Photo Credit: Pavel Bendov 2017
Favorite office memory:
LK: Working 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:
LK: Nothing is coming to mind...maybe I haven't had one yet.
Tell us more about your position:
LK: In 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?
LK: I 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.
LK: The people - it's a pleasure to work with the people here and I don't feel like I get micromanaged.