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TEDxDirigo: RISE State Theatre, Portland, Maine

Envisioning the future of a mill city

  • 2012
  • Design

Gabrielle was raised in Auburn, and attended local Catholic schools. Following high school, she spent 5 years at Tulane in New Orleans where she earned her Bachelor & Master of Architecture and explored other subjects like photography, art, African dance and Hip-Hop Dance. As a student she worked in Tulane’s Architecture School wood shop, as well as for a Professor’s at his Furniture Design / Build business. Although thoroughly charmed with New Orleans’ food, architecture, music, and culture, she realized how unique and driven Maine people are and chose to return after graduation. Gabby worked locally to complete her design internship and since then has tried to strengthen her professional development by working in commercial construction and by investing in and renovating buildings with her partner Kevin. She is very lucky to now work at an Architecture firm within a block of her home on Lisbon Street. She is currently in the process of taking the Architecture Licensing tests and is an advocate for green design as a LEED (leadership in energy and environmental design) Accredited Professional. She loves fashion, design, art, and the beauty of Maine.