Women in Construction – Meet Morgan Richard
Morgan joined the Preconstruction Team in June of 2017. She is currently assisting in the construction of the Art’s Rental Maintenance Building and is also involved with the Innovation Committee within Miller-Valentine.
What made you decide to pursue construction as a career?
As an Architecture student going into my senior year, I wanted to round out my education and work with Project and Construction Managers to better understand the construction process and become a better Architect. After interning at Miller-Valentine for a few months, I found that I loved the daily challenge that a career in construction offered. My architectural background provided me with a different perspective and I felt that the Preconstruction Department at Miller-Valentine would be the perfect fit.
What do you like best about the construction industry?
Every day my job provides me with a challenge and enables me to learn. I am excited that there are many opportunities to grow in this field. I love to work with and learn from all of the different trade workers and subcontractors.
What would you say to a female student considering a career in construction?
Never be afraid to ask questions. Learn from the experiences of those around you. Talk to those who have been in this industry about their biggest mistakes and their biggest triumphs and the lessons that they learned from each.
Are you excited to see more women choosing construction as a career?
Absolutely! I believe that women bring a different perspective to the construction industry. Though it is difficult to thrive in a male-dominated field, women in the construction industry use those challenges to make themselves stronger.
Anything else you’d like to add?
I am very thankful for the opportunities that my career in construction has offered me. This exciting and challenging field has taught me so much personally and professionally. I look forward to the experiences that are to come in my career.