Fast forward a couple of years and Harrison was back in New Jersey, where she worked for a couple of other big names, including Gensler, the highest-grossing architectural firm in the U.S. She eventually decided to leave the corporate world, and then one day, a friend asked if she could perhaps help her with a small living room addition, and the rest, as they say, is history. Harrison says she “just kept on going,” working on projects, one at a time, until eventually things morphed into her own, official firm. “It’s a little nuts,” she says when reflecting on how it all happened. AHD&Co has now been running for eight years.
In terms of which projects get her excited, Harrison says she likes it when there’s a “challenge and a puzzle piece, and you have to reimagine or re-figure the space.” At AHD&Co, they approach space differently, considering both design and structure, a trait that puts her company in high demand.