Aera Isabelle Palaganas

Aera Isabelle Palaganas

San Diego, CA, US

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Aera is a UCLA Anthropology graduate with a Master of Architecture degree from NewSchool of Architecture + Design. Her goal is to be licensed architect designing sustainably while respecting cultural traditions for clients and communities. Her work also taps into biophilia, striving to incorporate design that reconnects people with the natural environment.

She is a highly adaptable and creative life-long learner with experience in the architectural design and marketing fields. She looks forward to continuing growth in the industry while best utilizing her core strengths in digital design, marketing, and leadership.

This portfolio showcases academic projects including her thesis work focused on iterative emergency housing for internal displacement in the Philippines and other creative projects reflective of her passion for arts, crafts, and digital arts.



NewSchool of Architecture & Design, San Diego, CA, US, MArch, Architecture

Oct 2018 - current

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, Bachelors, Anthroplogy

Sep 2013 - Sep 2017


Spring Student Showcase, Other


Dean's List, Award


President's Scholarship Award, Scholarship


Areas of Specialization