Hello, my name is Annie Aldrich.
I love land, language, and the intersection of these things in human culture. To me this extends to fascinations in geography, anthropology, cognition and linguistics. I want to better understand the human place in the physical world.
To elaborate, this would include pursuing the following topics:
the correlations between humans, culture, language, and the land.
the role of humans in shaping the land, and the role of the land in shaping civilizations.
the structures of thinking, learning, and information, and how they are linked together in language and cultural manifestation.
I love to learn, build connections between ideas, and understanding new information. I undertook coursework in copyediting in order to better understand the nuts and bolts of English and the perspectives of thinkers and writers.
I pride myself on my organization skills, self-starting work ethic, and inclinations toward leadership and teaching. To me, a good team is built on equal participation and investment in the work.
I'm a registered architect with experience designing residential, retail, and hospitality spaces, and I am also a landscape designer of urban parks and plazas. My joy in design comes in the synthesis of human and material considerations. The sociology of an interaction, the geology of a region, and the tectonic of material systems all come together in architecture. I am driven to pursue designs that are reasonable, balanced, prudent and frugal—to me the definition of problem-solving solutions.
While I was born and raised in Seattle and nothing will ever supplant my love of mountains and water, I have also enjoyed lived in San Francisco, Oakland, New York, Paris, London.