Hello, my name is Krishna Mainali and I joined the PJHM team in early 2014. It has been a wonderful experience to work with such an incredible group of people who share a love and passion for Architecture.
My fascination for the built environment developed at an early age, growing up in Northern California in the Bay Area. I had this ever-apparent awareness of the world around me, and recognized the way I felt with each and every new environment I experienced. I grew up in a very chaotic and tumultuous environment, one in which I was challenged at a very young age to grow up quickly. I developed an awareness of how my environment affected me, so much so that I began experimenting with the elements, changing the environment around me into something new. My room became my sanctuary and a place in which I transformed over the years into a new experience. This passion I had for creating environments for myself truly is what made me get through the chaos, and from there, after working extremely hard for a scholarship, I was able to move to San Diego to pursue my Bachelors Degree in Interior Design.
I received my BFA in Interior Design from the Design Institute of San Diego in 2009, and didn’t want to stop there. After my Bachelors education I still yearned for more knowledge, a framework of study regarding the interior and exterior systems that work together to create Architecture. I pursued my Masters of Architecture at the NewSchool of Architecture and Design, graduated in 2013, and moved to Orange County to find a company to begin my architectural career, which, has delightfully become at PJHM.