Otak’s projects are engaging, and most important, my coworkers are my extended family.
Tina’s mother and father are both architects, so it runs in the family. Her family owns a 17th century cocoa hacienda in a small fishing town, Choroní, in Venezuela. She learned from her mother how to fix these ancient buildings, sparking her interest in the history of the architecture and how and why they were built. Specializing in historic preservation, Tina loves seeing an old building have a new life. She especially enjoys producing construction documents in a way that will be easily understood by construction contractors. She finds Otak’s projects to be engaging and most important, she considers her coworkers to be her extended family. Tina loves giving back to the community. She volunteers on the Portland Historic Landmarks Commission, the board of Docomomo Oregon (an organization that documents and conserves buildings, sites, and neighborhoods), and the Library Construction Task Force in Milwaukie, Oregon.
M.S., historic preservation, University of Oregon
B. architecture, Central University of Venezuela
Certificate of Historic Preservation, Boston Architectural College
Architectural Heritage Center