Urban Design Associates would like to introduce our latest architectural drafter, Jordan Albrecht! With a degree from the University of Kansas and a commercial architecture background, she has already brought great efficiency, knowledge, and professionalism to UDA. It has only been a short while since she became a team member, but she is quickly becoming an integral part of the dream home process. Let’s give her a big UDA welcome!
Meet Jordan Albrecht:
What is your educational background?
I have a Masters of Architecture from the University of Kansas. Proud Jayhawk and obsessed with KU basketball!
What inspired you to pursue architecture?
My dad was a middle school principal, and when I was in 6th grade there was an accidental fire at the middle school that destroyed 30% of the building. Because of this, the community passed a bond for a new school to be built, and the architecture firm they hired was adamant that teachers and administrators from the school, including my father, be deeply involved in the design process. Dad would bring home construction document sets, and even though I didn’t understand them, I loved flipping through the drawings. He would take me to the construction site, and I was amazed by the building process and that everything was happening because of drawings on paper. After I learned that the “architect” was the person who did the drawings, whenever someone would ask what I wanted to be when I grew up, that was my response, and it stuck.
Do you have a favorite architect and why?
Love Peter Zumthor…his use of material is incredibly interesting to me.
Do you have any pets?
I have two spoiled kitties, Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso.
Do you have any hobbies?
I love to cook, and when I find free time, I like to experiment with textile art – knitting, weaving, etc.
Do you have a favorite movie or TV show?
My favorite movie Midnight in Paris.
If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be?
Right now, when our travel is limited? ANYWHERE! I dream of either going to Scotland (a place I’ve never been to) or Greece (a place I went to almost 15 years ago) when the pandemic has slowed down.