As an Architect, I aspire towards thoughtful design to create environments which can change people’s lives. Balancing the needs of a variety of end-users is key to guiding the design process to provide spaces which foster and promote the well-being of all people who use the building. I believe effective collaboration only comes from actively listening to our clients; this way we can create high-performing and functional environments that meet the needs of the client. Although much enjoyment can come from team collaboration during the conceptual and schematic design phases of a project, I get the most joy from working on details and developing the “finer” qualities of a project. When I am not at work, I typically like spending my time outdoors; anything from hiking, biking and camping to spending an afternoon gardening.