How long have you been with HHA?
Plus/Minus 8 months.
What is your favorite past time?
NY Times Mini Crossword Puzzle, and coffee + donuts.
Do you have any pets?
Currently, no. But I’m a proud dad to a couple of plants. (Do they count as pets if I name them?) Mrs. Meyers (a lemon tree), 2 snake plants, a fiddle leaf, and a bromeliad, amongst others.
What do you wish you knew when you first chose architecture as a profession?
That nap time is not an industry standard.
What is your favorite TV show?
I’m currently watching the Haunting on Hill House on Netflix. A dysfunctional family drama with ghosts & creepy stuff – sign me up.
What are 3 things on your bucket list?
- Start a high-end hand-painted tile company
- Visit Patagonia & see the northern lights
- Design & own a small bakery in the middle of nowhere. (Nowhere in this scenario is a beach town)
What would you name the autobiography of your life?
“Caderas de fuego” (Hips of fire: A guide to dancing your way out of awkward situations.)
Who is your favorite architect (or one of your favorite spaces by an architect)?
To name a few: Ricardo Bofill, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Emilio Ambasz, and Luis Barrágan. One of my favorite projects is the Walden 7 apt. complex in Barcelona by Bofill.
What type of projects do you enjoy working on?
Retail and hospitality for the most part.
Describe one hardship you’ve had on a project while working at HHA and how you overcame it.
I wouldn’t calling a hardship, but learning about different filing strategies for specific projects has been a challenge; and understanding that it isn’t always a linear process. The best way to rise above the challenge is definitely asking questions and reading, knowledge is out there, in the form of documents or mentors.