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Dossier: Alicia Volcy, Assoc. AIA

"Since we get to design the world we live in, we may as well make it great for everybody."

By Posted on November 29, 2017

Name: Alicia L. Volcy, Assoc. AIA

Firm: IKM, Inc.

Family: Husband, Riccardy Volcy.

Years in practice: Six.

Education: BArch, Florida A & M University.

Your first job: Judson Architecture in Miami, Florida. I was only a sophomore.

Project you’re proudest of: My home renovation.

What have you always wanted to tell your clients? Cheap short cuts = long expensive wounds.

What’s the most annoying thing architects do? Critique a restaurant’s finishes and details while at the dinner table.

Favorite tool (can be digital, drafting, physical,…): Museum board and tacky glue.

Favorite building: The Aqua Tower

Architect you’d like to have a drink with:  David Adjaye

Best gift to give an architect: An unlimited budget.

If you hadn’t become an architect, what would you have been? An action hero.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where? The Caribbean.

What’s on your iPod/Pandora/Spotify? Jay Z, Marvin Gaye, Jamie Foxx.

The secret to my success: My family. They are my motivation.

Advice to young architects: 
Don’t let other people convince you that their limitations are your limitations. You can do it if you decide to.

Architectural quote to practice by: Since we get to design the world we live in, we may as well make it great for everybody.

Volcy at Anne Swager, Hon. AIA’s retirement party last June.

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