“I saw a potential to continue learning, growing and expanding my knowledge in CAD/BIM, by being involved in various residential/commercial buildings.”
Marina Statsenko, our newest CAD Specialist II, joined Lenity in May. As a CAD Specialist, Marina is responsible for preparing quality, accurate drawings and specification documents. When asked what drew her to Lenity Architecture, she said, “I saw a potential to continue learning, growing and expanding my knowledge in CAD/BIM, by being involved in various residential/commercial buildings.”
Even as a child Marina knew she was fascinated by architecture. With family members in the construction field and a love for math and art, she pursued a degree in Drafting Technology-CAD, Computer-Assisted Drafting from Chemeketa Community College. After completing her drafting degree, Marina started her career as a mechanical designer/drafter working at a sheet metal company. It was a great experience from a technical side, however that didn’t satisfy her passion for architecture. A few years later, an opportunity as a drafter in an architectural firm opened up. Throughout her years at that firm, she learned a lot about the community, different residential/commercial buildings and understanding of how buildings are put together. There, she had opportunities to see the process, which helped her understand what she was doing in CAD translated to the field. With that experience under her belt, Marina was open for new challenges and opportunities here at Lenity Architecture.
One who is motivated to succeed by taking on new challenges, Marina likes to expand her knowledge and enjoys the constant opportunity to improve – both at work and at home. “I love to travel and see different architecture, play and teach violin and piano, read books, draw, paint, ski, and spend quality time with friends and family,” Marina mused. On her downtime, you can catch Marina involved in church activities, teaching private music lessons to kids, going on missionary trips and using her musical skills and making a difference in other’s lives. When asked what she is most grateful for, Marina quickly responded, “I’m most grateful to God for all the things He has done for me and my family. I’m grateful to be in this country that has many opportunities that other countries don’t have.”
With her creative, detail-oriented and caring spirit, she is a welcomed addition to the Lenity family!
Fun Facts about Marina:
What’s on Her Bucket List:
- Tour different countries in Europe
- Visit every state in the United States
- Go to Israel, again
- See other parts of the world and their architecture.
Words to Live By:
- “Always see the best in people and have a positive attitude no matter what.”
Favorite personal quote:
“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.”
– Napoleon Hill