“Greatness is bred
through adversity.” Cole Karam Project Designer

Q & A with Cole Karam

Name 3 words that describe you.
Ambitious, disciplined, thoughtful
What is your go to work snack?
Always need a coffee!
What’s your favorite music genre?
I go back and forth between country and hip hop/R&B
Recommend a book you recently read.
Basquiat: A Quick Killing in Art by Phoebe Hoban
Who is someone you admire, and why?
I have always admired my Dad and have tried to model myself after the way he conducts himself in his life. The way he plans everything out each day and has a method for how he goes about tasks has always inspired me.
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
The accomplishment I’m most proud of is being able to get my master’s degree. It was a trying few years of school and it meant a lot to me to be able to achieve this goal.
What’s the most inspiring (or best) part of your job?
The best part of my job (or architecture in general) is the fact that you can have such a propound impact on others and help to leave a positive mark on their daily lives.
When did you know you wanted a career in design?
I would say around 9th/10th grade. I used to design houses on games like Minecraft and the Sims and it kind of went from there.