I grew up
Riding bikes and climbing trees in Vancouver, BC.
Clean lines, beautiful spaces and people-centered approach to design. The projects are exciting and merge interiors with the surrounding landscape in a way that is thoughtful and lasting.
Earliest architectural memory
I grew up in a house built in the early 1900s. It swayed with the wind during winter storms and still had original elements like stained glass and iron and oak doors. It was such an interesting building and stands to this day.
I’m drawn to design because
It blends art and science into so many different possibilities.
Architect I admire most
Lin Huiyin, the first recognized female architect of China. She dedicated her life to establishing, preserving and restoring cultural heritage sites through war and cultural revolution. On top of her architectural pursuits she was also a talented poet, professor and polyglot who persevered despite suffering from tuberculosis through much of her adult life.
Chinese and Japanese gardens.
A space that has affected me
Pretty much any library. They’re full of books and information, and are delightfully quiet.
Preferred era in architecture
1920s – 1940s
Materials that excite me
Copper and iron.