Mario was born and raised here in Chicago. He attended Lane Tech High School (go Indians!) and it was there that his love for drafting and architecture led him here. He later attended the Illinois Institute of Technology where he received his Bachelor of Architecture, after transferring from the City Colleges of Chicago where he received his general education credits.
He spend most of his free time with his wife and 4-year-old daughter, who keeps he and his wife on their toes and does not allow for a boring moment.
Mario and his family spend much of their time (and money) fixing up their home and rental unit in Chicago's Northwest side. They also find themselves hosting family and friends often, especially during cookout season. The little time he has to himself, he enjoys watching and following sports; from local sports to European soccer. Mario is a Chicago teams’ supporter, of course, and his wife would say he’s obsessed with fantasy football.
My proudest achievement: Graduating architecture school with magna cum laude honors while having a 2-year-old daughter
Favorite building in Chicago: Lake Point Tower
Favorite movie of all time: Pulp Fiction
Favorite Chicago sports team: Bears and Bulls! (cannot choose one over the other)