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When did you decide to become an architect?

I liked drawing and painting and I wanted to be an artist but in the 8th grade we had to research careers and I thought that I would make more money as an architect so I chose

          1) architect

          2) drafter (because I wasn’t sure I would be able to do the math for architecture) 3) artist.


If you weren’t an architect, you would be …

An artist.


What did you listen to on this morning’s commute?

I work from home, so I usually listen to NPR, music or an architecture podcast

(these are all friends of mine) and a lot of different music depending on what mood i’m in:


Coffee or tea?

I like both, but I need french roast coffee with a little bit of cream in the morning and I like tea and I should drink herbal in the afternoon… but I don’t.


Why are you serving on the ____________ (or what was your role as the _________)?

I am serving on the AIA CA Housing Forum committee as chair because I feel that we need to get involved in housing attainability for everyone in California. and I am Chair of the AIA San Diego and Palomar CRAN (Custom Residential Architecture Network) for the same reason but it is nice to network with other residential architects.  It is a lot more complicated process than our clients and even other architects think, but we get to be involved in the process from start to finish within a relatively short time period and that is a great reward; I get to see most of my projects get designed and built.within a two year period.


One place you want to visit from your bucket list:

Only one? Because it’s the AIACA, I am going to pick a place in this state. Believe it or not, I have never been to Yosemite National Park, so that’s my answer!

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