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Kristine Merkel

Portland

Colleges You’ve Attended and Degrees Earned
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Minor in Business Administration (University of Utah, Salt Lake City), Master of Architecture (University of Oregon, Eugene)

Top 3 Places You’ve Traveled
Dubrovnik, Croatia; Venice, Italy; Istanbul, Turkey

Hobbies
Going to the movies, sketching, ceramics

Architectural Influencers
Carlo Scarpa, Renzo Piano, Juhani Pallasmaa

Favorite Hangout Spot
Inside a theater – midway from the screen, middle section, slightly to the right

Car, Bike, or Bus (or Feet)
Feet

Your Past (or Present) Nickname
Merks, Cricket

Favorite Restaurant
Pok Pok

Pets or Animals You Own
A cat named Minnow

One Thing That Would Improve Our City
More benches and street furniture

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