1 – When I was 11 years old I became a 1st dan black belt in Tang Soo Do karate. I was 3rd dan by age 15.
2 – I met my wife on September 11, 2001 and got engaged on the day of the Southeast Asian Tsunami.
3 – I’m 5’4" and have a biological brother who is 6’3"
4 – I was considering studying fashion design at F.I.T. before choosing architecture.
5 – I have a dog named Joey Ramone.
6 – I Lived in Princeton for a year and worked for Michael Graves.
7 – I’m a beer and Scotch geek – quality over quantity. Lagavulin and Loose Cannon are my favorites.
8 – I come up with 90% of my good ideas when I’m showering or commuting to work.
9 – I grew up in one of the oldest homes in South Jersey, which was home to the first doctor in my town in the late 19th century.
10 – I’ve been underground to the middle of the Korean DMZ.
11 – I’m an urban-centric modernist.
12 – When I was 2 years old I had my left index finger reattached after a rousing game of "slam the door" with my sister.
13 – I love subways, train stations and airports.
14 – I traveled through Turkey sketching during the Summer of 2004.
15 – I have the Vitruvian Man tattooed on my body
16 – I speak English and Italian and am learning Spanish.
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