Kristine Balta joined Studio Toggle in 2019. She obtained a B.Arch at the Faculty of Architecture of the Riga Technical University, Latvia in 2015. Starting from 2015 she started working independently as an architectural technician (execution projects) collaborating with architects from Latvia. After moving to Portugal she did internships in 2 architecture offices participating in competitions for tourism, building rehabilitation for tourism in Porto (Arch. NOARQ, 2016) and an international competition for hilltop Hotel Resort in Italy (Nonarquitetura, 2017). From 2017 to 2019 she worked for a development company with a focus on feasibility studies and master planning for industrial/commercial/retail projects. Main responsibilities included managing the ongoing projects independently, the design and construction of a Dental Clinic (Santa Maria da Feiea) and a Crossfit Gym (Leça da Palmeira).