Lynette Salas

Lynette Salas

New York, NY, US



Lynette currently lives in New York City and graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a dual Masters of Architecture and Business Administration.  For her Bachelor's in Design, she attended the University of Florida in Gainesville where she majored in Architecture and minored in Business Administration in 2009.  Having traveled to Southeast Asia, India, and Europe for study abroad programs, Lynette has seen a range of historical and cultural precedences and different scopes of architecture and urbanism that has influenced her education and career.  She has held architectural internships at Gensler & Associates and Trivers Associates Architects as well as a graphic design role at a holistic health care center.

As a founding partner of Open House Galleries, she has reactivated vacant spaces in St. Louis with her business partner, Kathleen Perniciaro by renovating, marketing, and hosting Open House Exhibitions.


Gensler, Denver, CO, US, Architectural Intern

Projects: Sheridan Parking Garage (built), Wadsworth Parking Garage (built), Jackson Hole Airport Addition (built), 8th & Sherman Residential Building (in progress), Redefining the Town Square-Denver (research)

Conducted programmatic studies; design and renderings of schematic proposals, researched, developed graphics, and conducted site analyses. Assisted in the CD and CA phases of several projects, including material specification and shop drawing verification..

Jul 2012 - Aug 2012

Open House Galleries, Saint Louis, MO, US, Partner

Renovation & Exhibition: 3123 Lemp Avenue, 2228 Edwards Street

Designed the visual identity and developed the marketing & operational strategy of this new business that converts vacant homes into pop-up galleries. Provided light renovation, marketing, event planning and curating open house exhibition. Successfully hosted exhibitions that resulted in the sale of art and properties that had been on the market for over 15 months. (

Mar 2011 - Jul 2012

Trivers, Saint Louis, MO, US, Intern

Projects: Harris-Stowe University (built), Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville (built), Gateway Medical Center (built), AIA Awards Submission.

Collaborated with project architects and designers to develop material boards, renderings, edit construction drawings, develop graphics, and configure furniture layouts.

Jul 2010 - Aug 2010

International Holistic Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL, US, Graphic Designer/ Office Manager

-Created marketing tools such as postcards, screen advertisements, and flyers to build awareness for workshops, seminars, and other events, resulting in a 10% increase in the amount of new customers, while still maintaining current client relations.

-Coordinated and streamlined office logistics, such as patient intake and filing, resulting in decreased wait time for patients.

-Spearheaded an initiative to market holistic consumable products, such as essential oils and supplements, increasing sales by 40%.

Jul 2009 - May 2010


Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO, US, MArch, MArch/MBA

University of Paris-Dauphine May 2012
India Study Abroad Program Winter 2010

Scholarship: Deans Scholarship, Consortium for Graduate Study in Management Fellowship

Awards: Widmann Award Nominee (2013); Excellence in Craft Award Nominee (2013); Winner, IdeaBounce for Open House Galleries (2012)

Aug 2010 - May 2013

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US, Bachelors, Design- Architecture

Hong Kong-China Study Abroad Program Summer 2008

Scholarship: Florida Bright Futures Scholarship

Award: Runner-up, Pride in a Place Competition (2009)

May 2006 - May 2009


2013 Widmann Award- Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Nomination

This award is given in honor of Frederick Widmann, architect and philanthropist, and honors students who have shown high levels of academic achievement and design ability.


Excellence in Craft- Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Nomination

Annual awards are given to members of the graduating class, either undergraduate or graduate, in recognition of outstanding achievement in craft.


winner, IdeaBounce, 1st Place

one of five unranked winners for novel entrepreneurial ideas.


Fellowship Recipient, Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, Scholarship

For students who believe and participate in diversity inclusion for business programs.


Pride in a Place Charrette, 2nd Place

10 hour charette geared towards making cost-effective solutions to supplement the UF School of Architecture with solutions to make the building a more easily habitable place.


Oscar Arias Sanchez Hispanic Honor Society, Award

Recognition of academic excellence among students of Hispanic heritage.


Florida Bright Futures Scholarship-Florida Academic Scholar, Scholarship

Awarded to students with Academic Excellence and over 100 hours of Community Service.


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