What did you want to be when you were a kid?
Once I got out of the very little kid phase (“Fire fighter! They drive big trucks!”), my interest fixated on city planning, round-about Jr. High. I know, not the usual passion for kids. In my defense, I’d grown up playing with Legos, and would build all kinds of pretend worlds with them, and city planning seemed to be a sort of extension of this – planning a world for people to inhabit. Becoming familiar with the old computer game SimCity only helped fuel the fire. It wasn’t until the latter half of high school, when I realized that I also had a passion for art, that I started looking at architecture as a better fit.
What drew you to architecture?
Growing up, I took equal enjoyment from the sciences, literature, and drawing. Architecture seemed to be a perfect blend of widely varied interests.
What aspects of it give you satisfaction?
Designing buildings continues to provide challenges for critical thinking and creativity. In architecture, there is always a new problem to solve in a new way.
What’s your favorite city in the world?
What are your other interests?
I grew up camping and backpacking, and still enjoy getting out in nature. Recently, I have had the chance to help with my in-laws’ farmers market stall.