Ali AslamSenior Associate, Cannabis Practice
When did you know you wanted to be an architect/designer?
I’m not sure I ever did. I applied to several schools with a different major declared for each school thinking the admission process would help me decide. I got in to each program so I just picked architecture. After my first semester of design school I knew I loved it and I’ve been doing it ever since.
What’s the biggest highlight of your career?
The first time I designed a public space and realized I would be able to bring family and friends to something I designed.
What would Spotify say is your most-played track?
“Hymn #101” by Joe Pug. Also “Where Does the Good Go” by Tegan and Sara.
What’s the best thing about working at Mancini Duffy?
Freedom to explore designer as makers, and making things for the sake of making.
What is something you collect?
Vinyl records. Nothing specific, just whatever seems strangest.
What’s one accomplishment you’re most proud of?
I once sang the national anthem and played a halftime show at a roller derby.