It has been one month now that we have been working with our first full time architect, Tina Wong! She is a beautiful person who, outside of architecture, is very passionate about biking, baking bread, and going on adventures. She once camped in San Antonio, TX to help work on plaster restoration at the Alamo and to clear hiking trails in a nearby forest.
Tina received her BS in Architectural studies with a minor in environmental studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and her Master of Architecture from the University of Oregon where she specialized in sustainable technology.
Chyanne and Tina met on a bus on their way to Springfield, IL for AIA Prairie Grassroot Lobby Day. When they started talking, Tina says, “we discovered we had very similar paths in our architectural background and similar passions in architecture.” She is helping us continue to build our expertise as a resident Sustainability Coordinator and Project Architect.
Some values guiding her life can be summed up in this quote by Conan O’Brien: “Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.”