Team Builders: Mary-Claire Bennett
Melissa Stewart - October 18, 2017
Each month, TurnerBatson shares the stories, personalities and interests of the individuals that form our talented team.
For Interior Designer, Mary-Claire Bennett, the hobbies of ballet, art and handwriting have shaped her role at our firm. Mary-Claire spends each day sharing client’s visions through design. It is her passion for the arts that allows her to take each project to the next level. She’s "definitely a right side of the brain type person." Her creativity allows her to be ahead of the industry trends and her combined talents enable her to design innovative, relevant, compelling spaces.
1. What's something we don't know about you?
I'm OCD about handwriting. When I was in school, I won the state handwriting competition at least four times. I also practiced ballet in Paris for a week when I was a teenager.
2. What are the top 3 most used apps on your phone?
Instagram, Pinterest and … I can’t decide between iBook or Snapchat. I guess Snapchat would win.
3. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?
Greece! I am more of a coastal person rather than a mountain person, and pictures from there look amazing. Greece has a lot of history; and I would love to travel within the different islands. It's a dream!
4. What would your autobiography be called?
I couldn't think of a name for it, but it would be based on pictures with a story like the “Humans of New York.” I like taking pictures and would enjoy imagery more than writing, so there would definitely be a lot of visuals.
5. Tell us something you love about our company.
What drew me to working here was the importance placed on a work and family balance, team work and self-expression through our designs. I still appreciate those values and consider my coworkers family as well.
6. What magazines and books have you read recently?
The last book I read was “The Kept Woman” by Karin Slaughter, which was praised by my top favorite author, Gillian Flin.
7. What is your favorite building of all time?
My favorite building is One World Trade Center. This building has affected so many people’s lives, and I think it’s amazing that it stands for something greater than just simply acting as a beautiful structure. This moved me to create an art book about the September 11 events and visit the new site when it was being completed, which was an amazing experience as well.
Contact Mary-Claire at MBennett@turnerbatson.com.
Melissa Stewart, Marketing Coordinator