Cesia Lopez-Angel is a recent graduate from Woodbury University, who has focused her graduate design work around the topic of water as a design material. A local from Los Angeles, she developed a body of work engaging water and its implications on the dry city with a strong interest in representation.
In the fall of 2012, Cesia was chosen as an Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow for the class of 2013-15. The Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship offers a select few of the nation’s finest, early career architects the opportunity for first-hand training and experience in sustainable community design work. As a Rose Fellow with the Little Tokyo Service Center and Neighborhood Based CDC Coalition in Los Angeles, Cesia will tackle the dual missions of creating affordable housing and a pedestrian-friendly, transit-accessible central city.
Cesia received a 2012 Thesis Award for "LA Defined: An investigation into water infrastructure and public architectures in the Mediterranean city" by Woodbury University and in 2010 she was presented with a Design Award from the Pasadena & Foothill Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for her degree project “Emergent Waterscape: An Urban Exploration for Ceremony and Functionality”. Her work has been recently exhibited at the Architecture and Design Museum and at Woodbury University and has been published in on-line publications. Other exhibitions include student imitated art exhibitions at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.
Cesia is currently enrolled in NCARB's IDP program in the efforts of pursuing licensing in the state of California.
Cedar-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, US, MA
Taalman Koch Architecture, Hollywood, CA, US, Interning Architect
Position as Interning Architect: Assist Principal Architect and Head Project Manager at all stages of the design process.
Position intends to fulfill requirements established by Intern Development Program for fulfillment of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) accreditation for Architecture License in the state of California.
Arid Lands Institute, Burbank, CA, US, Research and Teaching Assistant
City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering Architectural Division, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Intern
Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, US, MArch, Masters of Science of Architecture
Program track followed the Arid Lands Institute research of design innovation in the midst of water scarcity in the arid lands.
Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, US, BArch, Architecture
Assisting Team member to prize recipient Robert Lamb AIA. Capacity of work included consulting on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and graphic representation.
Competition entry to the California Architectural Foundation William Turnbull is part of the Drylands Design traveling exhibition.
Exhibition and Gallery Talk at the Wedge Gallery, Woodbury University in Burbank CA, Other
Graduate Thesis work presented: “LA Defined: An Investigation into Water Infrastructure and Public Architectures in the Mediterranean City”
Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship, Nomination
The Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship offers a select few of the nation’s finest, early career architects the opportunity for first-hand training and experience in sustainable community design work. The Fellowship partners these emerging talents with local community development organizations for three years.
Documentation of water infrastructure as public space with an emphasis on ancient Rome. Online publication through Woodbury University’s Rome Center for Architecture and Culture
Turkish Coalition of America Travel Scholarship, Scholarship
Study Abroad Turkey Scholarships for Minority Students
AIA Pasadena and Foothill Design Award, Award
Student Citation for Design - 2010