Rebecca Zaylor, AIA
Rebecca graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a degree in Architecture in May of 2013. After practicing professional architecture for 5 years she became a registered architect in July 2018. Rebecca is a member of AIA in Rhode Island. She has experience in commercial and residential architecture and has a passion for interiors.
Facts about Rebecca:
Where were you born and raised? Norwich, CT
What are some places you’ve visited? I love to travel. I love to see amazing places in nature and unique architectural cities. I have been to many places in Europe and have gone to a number of the national parks in the country.
What attracted you to architecture? When I was looked at colleges I had no idea what I wanted to do. I had been in the fine arts program in high school and was talented at mathematics. I found out about architecture online and went for it and by the end of the first semester was a leader in my class. I knew I had made the right decision.
What are some of the jobs you have held? Aside from architecture positions every job I have held has had to do with swimming. I was a swim instructor, a lifeguard, and a swim coach.
What is your greatest accomplishment? I have always said becoming captain of my college swim team in a senior class of ten women. Becoming a licensed architect at 27, five years before the average, may just top it.
What are you most passionate about? Athletics have always been a huge part of my life. They promote teamwork and a healthy lifestyle. I have done a number of organized sports through the years and continue to train for half marathons and play in community sports leagues.
What are your lifelong dreams? A simple life is fine by me. I would love to enjoy a career as an architect who does interior design as well. When I retire I want to develop my skills in oil painting and perhaps write a fictional novel.
What are you most thankful for? My parents. There are no better parents in existence.
What is your favorite food? Ice cream, followed closely by loaded cheeseburgers.
What is your favorite sports team? The Boston Bruins.
What is your favorite season? Summer