In honor of Women’s History Month, we are excited to highlight Nancy Rodney, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, our dedicated and talented Senior Project Manager who has helped set the groundwork for many aspiring women in the field of architecture.
Nancy joined Rosemann on March 16, 2006. She came to us from her early years of practice in Texas where she is a Registered Architect. She is a LEED Accredited Professional and a member of the American Institute of Architects.
Nancy has made major contributions to the success of Rosemann and to the satisfaction of her clients. Nancy commented, “Rosemann’s focus on designing communities for seniors, families, and students struck a chord with me. Service to our clients is key but creating places that are truly home to their occupants fuels my energy and pride in my work.”
Nancy’s effective participation and leadership roles are many and include serving as Past President of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) St. Louis and current member of the Crew St. Louis’ Diversity Equity Inclusion Committee, along with US Green Building Council Missouri Gateway Chapter, Past Board President, Chair of Development. She also serves on the Women Connect Advisory Board for Midwest BankCentre and is a member of the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund, a giving circle.
When Nancy started practicing architecture forty years ago, there were very few women in the profession and almost none in senior leadership. Over time, she has witnessed change and is pleased to see women shine in the AEC field as they become Principals of national firms, execute choice commissions for buildings that win awards, and an increasingly large class of energetic and enthusiastic female graduates at the start of their careers. Each of these accomplishments is exciting but they all announce that Nancy’s generational struggle was worthwhile and is yielding fruit.
Nancy has enriched her profession by supporting community efforts to encourage women of all backgrounds to pursue careers in the field of architecture. She is passionate about giving back to the field and enjoys empowering and coaching the future generation of architects to set them on a path for licensure. Nancy said, “Architecture is a welcoming profession. Talent and ability is recognized first. It is never easy, but it is easier in architecture than in many other professions. My advice for anyone entering architecture is to follow your passion. If you love it, you will be successful.”
Thank you, Nancy for everything that you do for Rosemann!