What architect/artist/designer inspires you and why?
Tadao Ando is a huge inspiration for me. He combines modern practices and traditional techniques and aesthetics to create a sense of place that invites people in and gives them a reason to stay and enjoy the space. His grasp of pacing, lighting, materiality, and spatial organization always instill a sense of wonder and intrigue in his designs.

What physical activity do you like best?
For the sake of exercise, swimming laps is probably my favorite. I spent a good chunk of high school as a pool lifeguard, and it was some of the best exercise I’d gotten. But aside from swimming, I’d spend way too much time backpacking and camping if I could get away with it. There’s something in just being free to wander, pitching a tent when you’re tired, then packing it up and moving on that can’t be matched by anything else.