Joan is a licensed architect and University of Oregon alum. She has extensive experience in tenant-build out and corporate interior architecture. Her interests run the full gamut of building types and she jumps at the opportunity to try something new. Through use of collaboration, research, innovation and hard work, Joan aims to produce engaging design that is both responsible and inspiring.
Outside of work, Joan spends her time exploring new parts of Chicago, riding her bike, reading, painting, and making stuff out of junk.
Best restaurant in Chicago: The Bad Apple
3 words that describe what I think makes a great architect: Empathetic, Curious, Industrious
If I were not an architect, I would be: a pro-tour bicycle mechanic
I knew I wanted to be an architect when: I was 8. My dad is an exhibits designer for art museums and I realized that I found the buildings as interesting as the art inside them.