Calin grew up in Constanza, a city on the Romanian coast of the Black Sea, where he studied at the Queen Mary College of Arts. He briefly worked as an architectural drawing tutor in Bucharest before moving abroad to gain a Master of Arts in Architecture from the University of Edinburgh. The beautiful city has shaped his view of an architecture with strong lights, deep shadows and a love of context. After working for almost two years at Moxley Architects in London, Calin joined the LSA. He is now undergoing his placement at PDP London as part of his Inter-Practice year. He enjoys illustration, painting, interactive media and music.