John T. Campo & Associates (Campo Architects)
Campo had a powerful team of female leadership for the Plant Riverside District project. Studio Director Miriam Salas, AIA, LEED AP spearheaded the early design efforts of a multi-disciplinary team and shaped the project in its infancy. Miriam has brought a lot to the firm since joining in 2003, but she also takes great pleasure in sharing her leadership skills with other women in the field. Her role as a founding member of AIA New Orleans’ Women in Architecture committee serves as her commitment to mentoring the next generation of female designers. Project Architect Janina Scalfano is a Women in Architecture committee member as well. Her involvement led her to co-found the committee’s main fundraiser, the Beaux Arts Ball. Janina shares her thorough understanding of Building Information Modeling (BIM) as a member of the Revit Users Group. Her architectural knowledge coupled with her vast technical skill makes her a powerhouse asset to any project team.
Job Captain Katherine Mason has a deep appreciation for historic architecture, which has fueled her dedication to historic rehabilitation projects at Campo. Katherine assisted in leading the project through its Phase I completion. She produced official construction documents and managed the application process for Historic Tax Credit approvals. These tax credits secured significant funding for the project, making their budgetary contribution crucial to success. Janina and Katherine conducted countless meetings and site visits through the duration of construction, often times the only women in a room full of Owner’s representatives and General Contractors. Just as the Plant Riverside District has done itself, Miriam, Janina, and Katherine’s influence has established a legacy that will inspire for years to come.