Cesia Lopez-Angel

Cesia Lopez-Angel

Los Angeles, CA, US



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

Jun 2010 - current

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.

Dec 2011 - Jun 2012

Arid Lands Institute, Burbank, CA, US, Research and Teaching Assistant

Aug 2010 - Dec 2011

City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering Architectural Division, Los Angeles, CA, US, Architectural Intern

Jul 2007 - Apr 2008


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.

Aug 2010 - Dec 2011

Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2005 - May 2010


Silver Lake Microshed, Drylands Design Competition Research Grant Award (Team Member), Grant

Assisting Team member to prize recipient Robert Lamb AIA. Capacity of work included consulting on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and graphic representation.


Drylands Design Exhibition at Architecture + Design Museum in Los Angeles:, Other

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.


Reperire Via Aqua: The Analysis of Three Roman Cities, Other

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



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