SLATERPAULL's Sustainable Design Manager, Ara Massey, featured in the June 13 issue of the Denver Business Journal.
Making Their Mark: Ara Massey helps clients figure out building efficiency.
Ara Massey believes in challenging herself — in her work and the rest of her life.
After graduating from Colorado State University, with a bachelor’s degree in construction management, she went to work in the male-dominated construction industry. As head of sustainable design at SlaterPaull Architects Inc. in Denver, she has the complex job of helping clients figure out how efficient they want their buildings to be. For fun, she snowboards.
“In my job, you have to be flexible, nimble,” said Massey. “You have to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. I’m always operating outside my comfort zone, and I’ve grown for it.”
At SlaterPaull, Massey helps customers get healthy, environmentally friendly structures that conserve energy, use less water, have good air quality and save money. Fiscal sustainability — creating long-term capital asset plans for clients — has become a major component of overall sustainability. She works with her firm’s project managers and principals to achieve those ends over the long term. Read more.