What’s one type of project you’ve never worked on but would like to?
It would be fun to work on an industrial building, but for the right client. I like the idea of expressing architecture as a working machine – and I like the honesty and practicality of manufacturing and industrial uses.
What’s the first thing you would buy for yourself if you won the lottery?
My kids love talking about stuff like this. I’d probably buy some property to design and build a house for my in-laws… and then one for my family.
What’s the next place you would like to travel to?
My son really wants to go to Greece (because of Rick Riordan books) and I haven’t been, so that seems like a logical choice – we’d love to visit the Acropolis and some islands there.
What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
Check my phone. Sad but true. I certainly need a better wake up routine – I should take up some yoga.
What’s your spirit animal?
I just took an online quiz and it told me the butterfly.
If you had to eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
This sounds like torture! Nothing seems doable; I almost don’t care. You pick.
Beach or mountains?
This is actually a hard question for me too, but I’ll go with mountains. I love being in a cabin on Mt. Hood with all those trees!
What’s the number one place you recommend to eat in Portland?
With a growing family, I am so unhip to the awesome PDX food scene. My favorite place to go right now with our kids is Big’s Chicken out in Beaverton. It’s so chill and right on.
What’s one thing you think everyone should try in their lives?
Living in NYC is a life changer and worth a try if you can manage it – much in the way having kids is. It opens up your mind.
How do you relax after a long day at work?
I immediately put on my PJs and start cooking dinner. I love cooking …and doing the dishes. It’s such a different pace and focus than the constant interactions of the office. It’s my way to decompress.
Bike or car?
Bike whenever possible! Another way to decompress – love when I get to be on my bike for my commute or even an errand. It’s freeing!
Favorite curse word phrase?