Jose Sandoval

What architect/artist/designer inspires you and why?
Renzo Piano has always been one of my all-time favorites. His ability to push the limits with architecture and create such elegant form and space is beautiful. Most of all, I really enjoy looking at how he uniquely details his buildings. Every project seems like it’s his first, and that is very inspiring to me.

What are your hobbies/interests outside of work?
How much time do you have? I have many curiosities, which has driven me to have many hobbies. I practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in evenings after work to get the blood flowing. It’s a beautiful martial art that exercises the mind and body simultaneously, which is why love it so much. I also really enjoy surfing—it has been one of the most difficult things for me to learn, and it’s incredibly humbling. Also, I like to work on my boat whenever possible (she’s old), as well as take it out sailing on the weekends.

Renzo Piano Design