On both our first day of UF's Architecture program in 2012, we could never had imagined what the future held in store for us, academically and personally. Not yet privy to the reality of long studio sessions and lack of sleep - we only had our drafting tables to begin our journey. Drafting tables that were stored in lockers, & in our case, a high locker that we were randomly assigned to share together. Every class Luiz would remove the drafting table for Ivy. At the end of class, he'd put it back up. Ivy's apartment was on the way to Luiz's house and every day he'd walk her home before hopping on his long board to finish his commute. What a gentleman! As we began to spend more time together in Studio, a true friendship blossomed and the rest is history. We spent our university years travelling together during study abroads in Europe and Asia. After school, we took personal trips and eventually went to Brazil together where Ivy met Luiz's extended family and visa-versa. We moved to Denver for a new adventure in 2017 and have been building our careers and lives together ever since. Fast forward to 2022, Luiz popped the question in Paris - our favorite city - at the Eiffel Tower! It has been 8 years of support and love and it all started because we were young college kids who liked and trusted each other's company. We are so excited to begin this new chapter of our lives and to share it with our beloved family & community.