Christopher Ganiere

Christopher Ganiere

Senior Project Manager


Development One

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
First I decided that I wanted to pursue architecture.
So I took some community college architecture classes.
Later I enrolled in USC School of Architecture.
After graduation I started working in the industry.
Then I bounced around a couple of companies.
Then I focused in on becoming more professional.
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
Bachelor
Architecture
University of Southern California

Career

Senior Project Manager

I draw and coordinate consultants to create architecture.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Design
Government
Working with Others

Day to Day

I draw, write, make phone calls, read, and research.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

You need to understand what your client wants and how to make it fit within the budget and building codes. School is great, but you must continue learning. Communication is critical. Experience working with other companies and regulatory agencies fill in the gaps. Knowing the preferences of the people that review the drawings and specifications help one focus on the items that will receive the most scrutiny rather than spending too much time on the trivial information.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for middle school students

Learn to speak clearly in a language your audience can understand.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor
Architecture

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Teachers:

"You should think about another major. You have no design sense."

Challenges I Overcame

Self Doubt