Arq. Mariné Maroukian, AIA Assoc., LEED AP BD+C (the Arq represents that I am licensed architect in Uruguay)
Senior Project Manager, Los Angeles Education studio and WiA AIA-LA Co-Chair
Years at HMC // 1 year
Memorable Projects // DPW Landscape Master plan
Extracurriculars // In my free time I like to volunteer for my communities: I currently hold the chair position for women in architecture, AIA -LA committee, HOA President for my building complex, and participate in my kid’s school events. I share with my kid’s events on the weekends (soccer and track & field) and cooking/ baking together.
Secret Life // I used to box as an architectural student and was Mss. Armenia (Uruguayan immigrant pageant) in 1997
Favorite Architect + why // Zaha Hadid. She made architecture interesting, unique and intriguing, bringing art into buildings, making buildings sculptures.
If I weren’t an architect I’d be an anthropologist
Favorite Movie // “Eternal Sunshine for a spotless mind”
First Job // Selling Avon products door to door at the age of 12
Most recent book I read // “Bring Your Whole Self to Work” by Mike Robbins
Favorite Quote or life motto // I know where I came from, and where I am going.