I don't have time for hobbies, but I enjoy wine, singing, playing the piano, sleeping and dog snuggles!
Buildings you like/dislike the most?
I like: the work of Richard Neutra, Mies Van de Rohe, John Lautner, Joseph Eichler, Alvar Aalto, Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand, Julia Morgan; the Crown Zellerbach Building, San Francisco (SOM); Centre Pompidou, Paris (Renzo Piano), Courtney's Chicken Coop, La Selva.
Why do you love what you do?
If you don't build your dreams, someone will hire you to build theirs.
Your cliffnote Bio?
Spent my childhood building dens and mud pies on my family's sheep farm in Wales, UK. I had an allergic reaction to homework. Made it to Art College, where I studied ceramics and furniture design. I fell in love with The Bay Area while interning for 18 months at an architecture firm in San Francisco, before the Great Recession. In 2008, I graduated with a BA honors degree in Interior Architecture & Design and a diploma in Industrial Studies from Nottingham Trent University. I returned to Santa Cruz in 2013, and began working for Fuse in June 2014. I became a licensed Architect in October 2019 to prove my art teacher wrong. I still haven't told her.