Lily Valentine, an AIT II in CSHQA’s Denver office is always up for a challenge. She models new and existing buildings, creates construction drawings, renderings, models, details, spec sheets, permit apps, and city comment responses. Lily has a Serv-Safe certification from her time in Culinary School and brings over five years’ experience in the restaurant industry to CSHQA. This experience gives her a solid bank of knowledge regarding health codes and how things flow within all aspects of a restaurant from BOH to FOH to health inspections.
Lily decided to pursue architecture when she met with her advisor at UCCS. After taking a career test she was shown a website showcasing the student’s work and instantly fell in love. It was everything she was looking for; creative, technical, detail-orientated and beautiful. She moved to Denver two months later and started at the College of Architecture and Planning. From the very first day she knew she was in the right place. Lily said “I love a good challenge and architecture certainly gives me that. Every day, I get to do something new and exciting.” Architecture continues to provide many opportunities for her to learn, grow and travel. She really enjoyed working on the Brio CBD retail store. The project changed and evolved more times than any other project she has worked on so far and being involved in the process was a huge learning benefit for her; learning something new every day.
Lily loves the outdoors and finds the way the Earth differs so drastically over only a few miles incredible. She enjoys taking her Jeep off-roading as often as possible to reset her mind and immerse herself in beautiful environments. This inspires her creation of structures that mimic the same level of peace and serenity.
BS, Architecture, University of Colorado-Denver
AA, Pikes Peak Community College School of Culinary Arts