PJHM Spotlight: Krishna Mainali

PJHM Spotlight - Krishna Mainali

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.

Krishna Mainali at the Taj Mahal
Krishna at the Taj Mahal in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India with family and friends

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.

Krishna Mainali - Grad School Presentation
Krishna gives a presentation during grad school for a mixed-use 13 story hotel in San Diego, CA
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Krishna’s grad school thesis project: proposal for a Koreatown Central Library, in Los Angeles, CA. View of the front entrance at night.

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