An Idaho native, Marissa was born and raised in Middleton Idaho with her older brother and twin sister. Wanting to study architecture from the time she graduated high school, she ended up at the University of Idaho, where she recently graduated with her bachelors in architecture. In August, Marissa will be starting graduate school at the University of Idaho Boise Campus. She is excited to see how the Boise community influences the local architecture and how it will influence her design thinking!
Marissa is interested in how architecture can impact the experiences of all people in their daily lives, in ways that are subtle yet significant enough to create lasting moments. She believes that architecture has the power to positively change communities and bring individuals together to create empathy, understanding and compassion.
When she is not at work or in the studio, Marissa enjoys spending time with her family and friends and finding new places to experience local culture.