Get to Know Us!

Edgardo Cadiz

How long have you been with HHA?

Plus/Minus 8 months.

What is your favorite past time?

NY Times Mini Crossword Puzzle, and coffee + donuts.

Do you have any pets?

Currently, no. But I’m a proud dad to a couple of plants. (Do they count as pets if I name them?) Mrs. Meyers (a lemon tree), 2 snake plants, a fiddle leaf, and a bromeliad, amongst others.

What do you wish you knew when you first chose architecture as a profession?

That nap time is not an industry standard.

What is your favorite TV show?

I’m currently watching the Haunting on Hill House on Netflix. A dysfunctional family drama with ghosts & creepy stuff – sign me up. 

What are 3 things on your bucket list?

  1. Start a high-end hand-painted tile company
  2. Visit Patagonia & see the northern lights
  3. Design & own a small bakery in the middle of nowhere. (Nowhere in this scenario is a beach town)

What would you name the autobiography of your life?

“Caderas de fuego” (Hips of fire: A guide to dancing your way out of awkward situations.)

Who is your favorite architect (or one of your favorite spaces by an architect)?

To name a few: Ricardo Bofill, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Emilio Ambasz, and Luis Barrágan. One of my favorite projects is the Walden 7 apt. complex in Barcelona by Bofill.

What type of projects do you enjoy working on?

Retail and hospitality for the most part.

Describe one hardship you’ve had on a project while working at HHA and how you overcame it.

I wouldn’t calling a hardship, but learning about different filing strategies for specific projects has been a challenge; and understanding that it isn’t always a linear process. The best way to rise above the challenge is definitely asking questions and reading, knowledge is out there, in the form of documents or mentors.

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