Elisandra Garcia

Elisandra Garcia

Singapore, SG




Texas Tech University - College of Architecture, Lubbock, TX, US, Instructor

Studio instructor for third year architectural design studio and complementary art and media electives.

Aug 2018 - current

Elisandra Design Studio, Ciudad Juárez, MX, Founder

Jan 2015 - current

MNK Architects, El Paso, TX, US, Associate Architect

Jun 2018 - Aug 2018

Exigo Architecture and Construction, Associate Architect

May 2017 - Jun 2018

Exigo Architecture and Construction, El Paso, Texas, Associate Architect

Worked on Cohen Stadium Urban Redevelopment, one of El Paso's largest urban redevelopment projects in the reuse of a forgotten sports facility.

May 2017 - May 2018

Office of Sustainability Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO, US, Environmental Justice Associate

Research and implementation of Washington University's new Sustainability plan in campus and in the community.

May 2016 - Nov 2016

Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO, US, Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant for second year graduate level infill housing studio in St. Louis, Missouri.

Aug 2014 - Jan 2016

Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO, US, Research Assistant

Research assistant for Catalina Freixas and her book Segregation by Design: This book discusses racial segregation in American cities. Using St. Louis as a point of departure, it examines the causes and consequences of residential segregation, and proposes potential mitigation strategies. While an introduction, timeline and historical overview frame the subject, nine topic-specific conversations – between invited academics, policy makers and urban professionals – provide the main structure. Each of these conversations is contextualized by a photograph, an editors’ note and an essay written by a respected current or former St. Louisan. The essayists respond to the conversations by speaking to the impacts of segregation and by suggesting innovative policy and design tactics from their professional or academic perspective. The purpose of the book, therefore, is not to provide original research on residential segregation, but rather to offer a unique collection of insightful, transdisciplinary reflections on the experience of segregation in America and how it might be addressed.

May 2014 - Aug 2014

Carl Daniel Architects, El Paso, TX, US, Intern Architect

Mar 2013 - May 2013

Wright & Dalbin Architects, Inc., El Paso, Texas, Intern Architect

Jan 2013 - Mar 2013


Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2013 - Dec 2016

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2009 - Dec 2012


Dean's Cup Award TTU, Honorable Mention


Areas of Specialization