Press | August 26, 2014

Professional Profile: Jen Stencel

New York Real Estate Journal


Name: Jen Stencel, AIA, LEED AP

Title: Associate

Company: Magnusson Architecture and Planning PC

Location: New York, NY

Birthplace: Indiana

Education: Master of Architecture, University of Florida; Bachelor of Design in Architecture, University of Florida


First job outside of real estate: Selling candles


First job in real estate or allied field: Intern at C.T.Hsu + Associates, Orlando, FL working on civic and aviation projects.


What do you do now and what are you planning for the future: I am the project manager for several multi-family affordable housing projects at Magnusson Architecture and Planning (MAP) and co-chair the AIANY Women in Architecture (WIA) Committee. I will continue my work with MAP as project manager, mentor staff, and assist with our firm’s management and business development efforts in my new role as associate.


How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate: Read a mystery book or watch Netflix.


Favorite book or author: “The Alcehmist” by Paulo Coelho


Favorite movie: The Blues Brothers


Last song you purchased/downloaded: “The Very Best of Tito Puente and Vicentico Valdes”


One word to describe your work environment: Supportive


Rules to live by in business: Look for an opportunity to learn even in the toughest situations.


If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead) who would it be and where would you go: I would invite my favorite Bauhaus painter, Lyonel Feininger, to Pepe Rosso Social and talk about how his work influenced me as an architect.


What is your dream job: Manage a bakery in Italy.


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