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SPOTLIGHT ON: Mary Tran, Associate AIA

Mez Joseph

Mary Tran, Associate AIA, graduated from Clemson University this year and joined the Liollio team in May. We recently sat down for a Q&A with one of our newest team members:

How long have you lived in Charleston?
1.5 years

Where did you grow up?

What area of town do you live in?

Are you married?

Do you have children?

What is your favorite thing in your house?
My big bedroom

What are the top three things you like to do in your free time?
Traveling, being outside, and being with friends.

Do you have any pets?
Two cats

If so, tell us a bit about them.
One is a 10-year-old male and the other one is a 1-year-old female. They have very different personalities, but they love each other. The 10-year-old one only likes men.

What’s your ethnic background?
Chinese- Vietnamese -American

Do you have any brothers/sisters?
Six sisters

Where do you fall in the “line-up”?
The 7th

What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Getting hired at Liollio

What building have you visited that most impressed you?
The Empire State Building

What architect or architecture firm most influenced you as a student?
Frank Lloyd Wright

What is your favorite country you have traveled to and why?
South Africa, going on safaris

What is your favorite thing about working at Liollio?
The people

What inspires you most?
The human will to live

What is the hardest part about your job?
Leaving at the end of the day.

How would you describe your style as an architect/designer?

What is your favorite downtown restaurant?
Too many to choose from!

What’s your favorite restaurant in Charleston?
I can’t even…

What do you like on your pizza?
Pineapples, sausage and mushrooms

What is your favorite food?

What is your least favorite food?
Kim Chi

Do you play any instruments?
I used to practice guitar!

If you could play an instrument, what would it be?

What song is at the top of your most played list (be honest)?
Probably something from a musical

If your life were a song, what would the title be?
“If I Had A Million Dollars” by Barenaked Ladies

Who would you most want to play you in a movie?
Samuel L. Jackson

What’s your astrological sign?

What’s the last movie you watched?
Ex Machina :-(

Guilty pleasure?
Eating…a lot