Joy Rineer
Musician and architect has found harmony between work, home
35, Architect
Pugsley Simpson Coulter Architects
Las Vegas

Environmental stimuli are a core part of most architectural schemes, and Joy Rineer, a one time collegiate music major, parlayed her appreciation of music and architecture into a thesis about how they interact to impact musical performance, winning her a graduate scholarship at the University of Utah. But her work is not just theoretical. It also includes working as a key team member on small tenant improvements and large iconic projects, such as McCarran International Airport Terminal 3 and the Las Vegas Convention Center Expansion. She is also an outspoken advocate for women in architecture, proving that a life as wife, mother and working architect is not only possible but can lead to professional success.



Stewart S. Vaghti
Manager of public projects including dams and roads
37, Project Manager
Gannett Fleming

Stewart Vaghti has been with Gannett Fleming for more than 13 years and has had the opportunity to work in a unique cross-section of disciplines and on an array of projects including dams, rail, water/wastewater, airports, roadway transportation, structural, site development, bus maintenance facilities and stormwater/drainage, including permitting and construction-phase services. He served as project manager for Miner Flat Dam Design Services in Whiteriver, Ariz., and as the civil design engineer for the Tempe Town Lake Downstream Dam Replacement in Tempe, Ariz. Additionally, he is involved with a host of organizations, including the Association of State Dam Safety Officials.