INVISION congratulates Heidi Willis for completing the exams and requirements to become a licensed architect in the state of Iowa. With the goal of being licensed prior to starting a family, Heidi stayed diligent in getting her exams completed before welcoming her new baby boy to the family.

Through the exam process, Heidi found one of her biggest roadblocks was realizing that failing was not only acceptable but also a great learning experience. “No matter the outcome, taking each exam allowed me to learn something new, ultimately making me a better designer and architect.”

Heidi suggests the following to aspiring architects, “Start taking the exams as soon as possible. There is a significant learning curve once you graduate and start your career. Being a proactive learner will help you become a more well-rounded designer more quickly.”