When did you know you wanted to be an architect/designer?
I took an introduction to architecture class in college where we produced everything by hand. The long hours I spent in the studio flew by like minutes and I discovered that I enjoyed the craft of the work and the intense camaraderie of the class—the feeling that we were in this together.
What’s the biggest highlight of your career?
The most enjoyable and most interesting project I worked on was a music room at a New York City Ronald McDonald House. Though small in square footage, the project was big in heart and everyone involved was excited to be a part of it.
What would Spotify say is your most-played track?
The Spinners’ “Rubberband Man.”
What’s the best thing about working at Mancini Duffy?
My coworkers’ witty and energizing sense of humor and the firm’s commitment to learning, exploring, and testing.
Best advice you’ve ever received?
“It’s better to apologize than to ask for permission.” As someone who is sometimes timid, I find this to be liberating.
Any other interesting fact about you?
Before architecture school, I dabbled in stage management and set design in Boston. It was a very gentle introduction to the design profession.