AIA Committees you’ve served on: Young Architects Forum, Outreach Committee, Build Pittsburgh Committee, Continuing Education Committee, Communications Committee, Design Pittsburgh Committee…
Project you’re proudest of: While working with RDCollab, I was part of the design team that renovated the Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh. It was a touching experience.
What’s the most annoying thing architects do? Telling clients that what they want to do is (often) not allowed by the Building Code.
What have you always wanted to tell your clients? “You’ll thank me later.”
Favorite tool (can be digital, drafting, physical,…): My iPad
Favorite building: Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan, Italy
Favorite outdoor space: In Pittsburgh, it would be any trail along the rivers.
Architect you’d like to have coffee with: Alvar Aalto
What do you like to do when you’re not working? Biking, running, or training at the gym
If you hadn’t become an architect, what would you have been? A lawyer
If you could live anywhere in the world, where? My Grandma’s stone shack on the Alps near Lake Como
What’s on your iPod/Pandora/Spotify? Lately, Aya Nakamura, Yseult, Lous and the Yakuza. Typically: Grimes, ZHU, Elderbook, Purity Ring.
The secret to my success: Success is a big word, but I guess willpower is helpful.
Advice to young architects: Don’t try to be perfect. Try to be indispensable.
Architectural quote to practice by: “If you want to be happy for the rest of your life, build yourself a garden.” (Carlo Scarpa)