Sandra Lozano

Sandra Lozano

Culver City, CA, US



My education both as a student and as a professional has revolved around finding a strong concept and developing it to create a coherent and beautiful place. I believe in the essential role of the initial idea and the craft to bring it to life. I am interested in new technologies and sustainability.

I left Blackbird Architects on an extended maternity leave (I have two girls ages 4 and 5).  While raising my family, I became LEED AP, BD+C, kept my knowledge updated, continued the architectural license process, and worked independently on many projects.  These projects included the design, permit and construction phases for small residential projects and public speaking in support of a Culver City building development.  I was also the founder of the Culver City Community Garden Initiative.  For this effort, I rallied the Culver City Unified School District, West Los Angeles Community College, and other local humanitarian, non-profits, and business leaders to engage the City of Culver City to obtain their support and funding for the Initiative, which Is currently lead by a private organization.  Through these experiences I have discovered my abilities for leadership, persuasive public speaking, and self motivation.

I am looking forward to join a firm which is interested in producing beautiful places and values all phases of the design and all people that contribute to the making of a place.


Self Employed, Culver City, CA, US, Independent Designer

Proposal for Container Houses in Colombia South America. Work in progress
Public speaker for planning and urban development projects and community advocate in the City Of Culver City,CA
Founder of Culver City Community Garden Group. Collaboration with West LA College & Star Education
Design and Construction Administration for the Burgoyne Residence addition, Culver City, CA
Design for the Pittle Residence remodel, La Mirada,CA
Design and build work at FTBM Preschool, Mar Vista,CA

Jun 2008 - current

Blackbird Architects, Inc., Santa Barbara, CA, US, Junior designer to Job Captain

Schematic design for Westmont College Field House, Montecito,CA
Team Leader on the schematic design for Thompson Multifamily Housing Development Ventura, Ca
Team member on Schematic Design, Design development and Construction Documents. Key Projects:
Westmont Collegue: Observatory, Museum of Art and Adams Center for the Arts,
Winter Hall for Science and Mathematics
The Wave banquet Facility Santa Barbara Zoo
Coyote private Residence, Santa Barbara, CA
Studies on portable architecture

Sep 2005 - Jun 2008

Van Tilburg, Banvard & Soderbergh (VTBS Architects), Santa Monica, CA, US, Junior architect

Multifamily residential team member

Jul 2005 - Sep 2005

Fischer y Asociados, Bogotá, CO, Junior architect

Team leader on the Schematic Design for the Multifamily Housing Building at 87th Street,Bogota
Team member on Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents of different restaurants,stores and furniture pieces.

Aug 2002 - Aug 2003


University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, MArch, Architecture

Two year degree program. Abroad studies in China and Italy as part of studio.

Zoe Prillinger-Supernatural studio
Harrison Fraker- China Studio
Donlyn Lindon with Lisa Iwamoto visiting professor-Italy studio
Roddy Creedon-Thesis director

Sep 2003 - May 2005

Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Bogotá, CO, BArch, Architectre

Multifamily housing and exhibition spaces Calle 80-Av. Boyaca, Bogota,Colombia
Daniel Bermudez Samper:Thesis director

Jan 1997 - Mar 2002


Colfuturo scholarships, Scholarship

Grant based on academic achievement and performance to pursue graduate studies in UC Berkeley


Laudi Mention Thesis, 1st Place

Thesis Topic: Multifamily housing and exhibition spaces Calle 80-Av. Boyaca, Bogota,Colombia
Award winner for excellence in design and academic work. Laudi Mention
Director: Daniel Bermudez Samper
Distinguished as graduating with a GPA among the top 10% in the history of the Architecture Program as 2002


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