Aireen Batungbakal, LEED Green Associate, earned a bachelors degree in Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona, a Masters of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University, and a Masters in Building Science from the University of Southern California.
In pursuit of licensure through NCARB, Aireen’s interests involve integrating these concentrations. Her interest to approach multi-scaled projects by integrating architecture, urban design, and building performance is demonstrated through her work and involvement with Los Angeles’ Urban Design Studio and USGBC-IE.
She presented work from her MBS thesis research focusing on the acoustic performance of double-skin facades and field-assessment at the BESS-SB Conference (Pomona, CA), the CISBAT 2013 Conference (Lausanne, Switzerland), and the Geodesign International Conference in (Bejing, China).
Her design proposal, "Strengthening Community Interactions in a New Garden City", was recently published in Columbia University’s Re-Cultivating the Garden City of Kumasi.
Her work presented at the BESS-SB13 conference was selected as one of the best 10 papers of SB13 and will be featured with distinction at the World Sustainable Building 2014 Conference's proceedings (Barcelona, Spain).
Berliner & Associates Architecture, Junior Architectural Designer
University of Southern California (USC), Teaching Assistant
Arch 315: Design of the Luminous and Sonic Environment , focusing on the following: Lighting Design, Acoustics, and Building Systems
US Green Building Council, Inland Chapter's GEAC, Intern
WLC Architects, Inc., Architectural Intern - Design Team
University of Southern California (USC), Masters, Building Science
Columbia University, Masters, Architecture and Urban Design
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, BArch, Architecture
One of Best 10 Papers of SB13 Conference, Honorable Mention
Conference paper selected as one of the TEN Best Papers of SB13 California
Robert Bradford Newman Medal, Award
The Robert Bradford Newman Student Medal for Merit in Architectural Acoustics recognizes excellence in the study of acoustics and its application to architecture.
The program honors outstanding students at schools of architecture and architectural engineering throughout the world. Students selected for the award demonstrated excellence in this discipline and in the application of acoustical design principles in the course of their study.
Patrick M. Sullivan Scholarship, Scholarship
GIVE Honorable Mention Award, Honorable Mention
AIAIC Student Design Award, 1st Place
USGBC-Los Angeles Chapter of Emerging Green Building Competition, Award