Employee Spotlight: Linda Jackson

Linda Jackson, OTJ Senior Director | Studio 4, holds a Bachelors in Architecture from The University of Maryland. She is a results-oriented architect engaging the team, client, and consultants throughout the design, bid, and construction to maintain the schedule and ensure design intent. Linda’s previous work on two Historic American Buildings Survey projects has been recognized by the Library of Congress and placed in the catalog of historic buildings. These projects include the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, MD and the Cat Slide House in Port Tobacco, MD.

What made you decide you wanted to be an architect?

I wanted to be a doctor like my dad until I saw the work his architect did transforming his small office building. His architect worked for Hugh Newell Jacobsen!

What do you enjoy most about being an architect?

It’s so exciting to be part of a project from inception to completion and having the project exceed everyone’s expectations.

What is your favorite building and why?

My most recent favorite building is Fallingwater, having recently toured the building this summer. The scale of the spaces, the connection to the site, the way it’s aged in place timelessly are all inspiring.

Where were you going the first time you flew in a plane?

I was flying to Paris, by myself when I was 11.

If you could live in any country other than the U.S., where would it be and why?

France would be a very fun place to live for part of the year, indulging in culture and beauty – seems very lux!

What is your absolute favorite sweet treat?

Hot milk cake with caramel icing, yum.

What animal best describes your personality?

Cat

What is your go-to movie?

Nothing To Lose – a lot – very very funny.

If you could meet a famous person, living or deceased, who would it be and why?

Jimmy Fallon – how fun would that be?

If you could master one skill you don’t have right now, what would it be?

I want to speak Spanish fluently and surprise my mother who is fluent!

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