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Meet Maria Via: Mom, Abuelita (Lita), Harley Rider, Studio Manager

Maria has been with Synthesis for four years. She is the voice and face of Synthesis and manages the ad hoc tasks for the architectural studio. She's an integral part of our team on a daily basis and an indispensable part of the office.

What is the most rewarding part of working at Synthesis?

It’s rewarding to be an integral part of the team. The City of Rensselaer Fire Station was one of the first projects I worked on from (signed contract) design development through Construction Administration. Seeing the finished design/building/space and knowing that I shared in that process.

What do you enjoy doing on your free time?

Spending time with mi familia is at the top of my list, especially with my grandchildren. I also enjoy swimming, riding my Harley on good weather days and traveling with my husband.

What is the best professional advice you’ve ever received?

Don’t judge someone by the opinion of another.

What have you gained from working at Synthesis?

I’ve come to understand the Construction Administration portion/process of a project and the importance of communication amongst Owner, Architect, and Contractor. I’m thankful for the group of individuals here at Synthesis that have shared their knowledge of the industry. There’s always something new to learn.

How do you define success?

Finishing well. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7


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