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Monday, September 19, 2022
Team Member Spotlight

Q+A with Molly Morgan

Specifications Writer, Dearborn

How do you describe your job to people outside of the industry?

Everyone knows that architects create drawings. I write manuals that go to the contractor alongside the drawings to set technical requirements and standards for materials and installation.

Why did you decide to go into spec writing?

While working in construction administration at my first firm, I witnessed the importance of things coming together well during construction, and the difference getting the technical aspects right during design makes in the final quality of a project. At this time, I learned how much the specifications contribute to project success. I really enjoy getting into the nitty-gritty and crafting precision writing. Specification writing turned out to be an ideal combination of what I bring to the table with my own capabilities, plus opportunities to learn and be challenged.

How would you describe life at Ghafari?

Ghafari is a fast-paced environment with committed colleagues that work together to support each other and produce high quality work. Diverse people with a range of specialties and experience come together to form a genuine team.

What is the most exciting thing that has happened during your time here?

I most enjoy working on projects that have some sort of unusual or challenging aspects. Recent awards and magazine features for the boundary-pushing work we’re doing has been so gratifying.

What is a key idea or lesson you have learned while working at Ghafari?

Being a part of the Specification Team has taught me how to balance a plethora of projects and the importance of establishing systems to keep my work streamlined.

How do you like to spend your free time?

I have a number of hobbies and always feel time is too short. I teach Scottish Country Dance. I sew, knit, spin yarn, paint, fabricate jewelry, and generally enjoy making things. I garden and love to cook my produce and bake from scratch.