Architectural Associate
Creator & Host of She Builds Podcast

“surrounding myself with people who empower each other”

Rapid-fire questions with Norgerie Rivas-Villalongo

Most important item in your bag?
The notebook my husband made for me.

Favorite power woman lipstick?
Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede

Your favorite podcast, if any?
She Builds Podcast

Last book you read? Or last show you binged watched?
Ted Lasso

What’s something you can’t leave the house without?
A notebook and a pen

 What is your favorite song of all-time?
Tú eres la musica que tengo que cantar, sang by Ivette Cepeda, a gorgeous song about love.

What’s heavily played on your music playlist right now?
Gerardo Rivas, a great Salsa artist and Natalia Lafourcade, Mexican-Folk artist.

What is something you want to get better at?

What excites you most about SheSpace?
Meeting inspiring, talented women supporting one another in their creative pursuits.

What is the coolest thing we might find on your desk?
An erasable pen.

 Who would you most like to share a workspace with?
Dame Jane Drew (Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Royal Institute of British Architects, Alleged Spy for the Allies.)

Favorite Houston restaurant?
Alma Latina in the Heights.

Advice to your 20-year-old self?
You need to do less all-nighters, and more yoga.

Life motto?
Be Present.
(My mind often wanders to live in the past or in the future and I have to remind myself to be present and experience the now.)

 Favorite inspiring quote of all-time?
“Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master” Leonardo DaVinci

Heels or flats?

Coffee or tea?

Walk or bike?