There is an inherent creativity mixed with a strong logical base that is immediately obvious in Lina. It can be seen in her ability to listen to a piece of music and sit down and play it on the piano, without ever having taken a lesson in her life. This enviable skill translates easily into her abilities as an architect, enabling her to see patterns of importance without losing the ability to stretch creatively and come up with new solutions.

She is among the few who love seeing Toronto consistently under construction, as she sees it as a representation of the city’s development and vibrancy. Perhaps, then, it comes as no surprise that while she loves to play classical music, it is loud rock music that inspires her when it comes to work. In the midst of an Aerosmith track, Lina dives into new challenges and thrives on finding the opportunities hidden within them.

Just work hard.