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Posts by Michelle Konstantinovsky

Labor Day signifies the unofficial end of summer, and I can’t think of a better season to sendoff in style. Ubiquitous rooftop barbeques, poolside lounging, and sand castle building competitions are hallmarks of the holiday.

1. Who is your biggest role model? My mom, as she is the wisest and kindest person I know. She makes me want to do better and demonstrates maternal unconditional love and guidance, always.  She inspires me every day to do the same for my daughters. Professionally, I admire Andrée Putnam.2.

1. Who is your biggest role model? Audrey Hepburn.2. Which movie or play do you wish you could have designed the set for?

1. Who is your biggest role model?I really didn’t have one. Until I was 13, I lived at San Quentin Prison, where my Dad was a warden. My parents wanted me to get through college and marry well.  I kept asking my Mom, “but what would I do all day?”2.

1. Who is your biggest role model? Susan Collins Weir: My grandfather – I was raised next door to him and worked for the family business, a 125-year-old lumber company since a young age. Arthur had an amazing work ethic and taught me the value of promptness, systems and our customers.

An epic space can inspire unprecedented design. Such is the case with San Francisco's The Treasury.

1. Who is your biggest role model?Julia Morgan. Not only was she the first woman to attend the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris but also the first woman architect to be licensed in California. She designed institutions which served women such as the Berkeley YWCA. 2.

1. Who is your biggest role model?Steve Jobs. My first job out of college, I was his assistant. It’s an amazing feeling to be around someone who not only loves their job, but also feels like he is changing the world with his vision.

1. Who is your biggest role model? Joe Nyiri, my art teacher from high school.  2. Which movie or play do you wish you could have designed the set for? Like Water for Chocolate. 3.

1. Who is your biggest role model?I have quite a few role models. My father taught me the grace of integrity, my dance company director taught me to hold steadfast to an enduring work ethic, my colleague, Catrina Cooper shows what straight-talk looks like.2.

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