Behind the wall: Welcome new Bulfinch Alex Gino

by Sarah Bousquet

Being design-minded is something that comes naturally to new Bulfinch Alex Gino, marketing & business development manager in our Phoenix office. In fact, her creativity is what led her on the path to architecture, and ultimately, marketing and business development. “I had an unconventional architectural education,” she says. “It was very conceptual, heavily influenced by art, and experimental. I think that opened the door to many interests, which makes marketing and BD work within a design firm a good fit for me.”

We invite you to welcome Alex to the team with us, by getting to know her a bit better.

Shepley Bulfinch's revitalized Phoenix office celebrates a historic landmark, and exemplifies the city's design evolution and growth.

Q: On a large scale, what are your ambitions?

A: I want to be involved in projects that make a difference in people’s lives and create change. Beyond that, to live in a van and travel!

Q: Where do you learn the most?

A: When I’m out of my own depth, and I have to think beyond what I would normally do, I’m forced to learn. Operating on instinct teaches you something about yourself.

Q: What makes a relationship with a client strong? What about with colleagues or partners?

A: With all interpersonal relationships, I think the ability to listen and build trust is key, and can help overcome other difficulties. Reaching out instead of waiting for the other person to do it, and not taking things personally, are also powerful.

 

Q: Describe yourself in three words.

A: Calm. Purposeful. Intrepid.

Q: What are some of your goals as a Bulfinch?

A: I want to be part of growing the presence and identity of our Phoenix office. As a young city eager to try and define itself and grow, Phoenix is full of exciting possibilities, and people who are willing to try something new. It now has an established and burgeoning design culture, and I look forward to continuing to be an integral part of that with Shepley Bulfinch, to help define it.

"Design is a way of thinking and tackling a problem. Everyone should do it." Alex Gino, marketing & business development manager, Shepley Bulfinch