People

Stephanie Balbin

Colleges I’ve attended and degrees earned
University of Texas at San Antonio (BS Architecture), University of Houston (M Architecture )

Top 3 travel destinations
Japan, Thailand, Joshua Tree (CA)

Hobby
Rock Climbing, Hiking, Crossfit and playing board games (Lords of Waterdeep is my favorite)

Architectural influencers
Peter Zumthor, Vincent Van Duysen, Luis Barragan and James Turrell (Artist)

Favorite hangout spot
West Alabama Ice House (Houston, TX), Smith Rock (OR)

Fondest childhood memory
Fishing with my dad in the Corpus Christi Bay.

Favorite nonprofit
American Alpine Club

Time of day I’m most creative
At dawn

Preferred radio station
Podcasts: This American Life, Snap Judgement, Moth Radio Hour; Radio: OPB, Spotify

My dream home
A modest A-frame house on a plot of land close to a local crag for me to climb on with a tricked out Sprinter Van parked out back for long excursions.

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