Adriana Carías

Adriana Carías

Modesto, CA, US



Adriana Carias is a landscape architecture graduate, with interest on landscape conservation and the social impacts on communities.

Adriana had the experience to understand cultural landscapes outside the United States, as in her final year of the MLA program she worked on a master plan for the Eminonu Waterfront in Istanbul, reimaging the public infrastructure at the water’s edge of one of the city’s busiest and most significant places for residents and tourists alike.

For her final Direct Design Research project, she addressed contemporary challenges in the San Joaquin Valley that had as focus food availability an issue of social justice through studies of the global existence of food deserts, lack of access to nutritious food and appropriate use of resources.


Freelancer, Tegucigalpa, HN, Los Angeles, CA, Architectural drafter

- Obtained and assembled data to complete architectural designs, visited job sites to compile
measurements as necessary
- Drew rough and detailed scale plans for foundations, buildings and structures, based on preliminary concepts, sketches, engineering calculations, specification sheets
and other data.

Dec 2012 - current

The Gap Inc.- Old navy, Torrance, CA, US, Sales Associate

- Organized merchandise and stocked inventory on a weekly basis.
- Helped reach monthly goals by promoting sales.
- Cashiering. Established good relationships with customers on a daily basis.

Jul 2013 - Aug 2014

POSTENSA, Tegucigalpa, HN, Supervisor

- Supervised port-tensioning systems of a multi-use 22-story building.
- Conducted daily inspections at critical phases of the process.
- Maintained a safe, healthy and secure work environment by enforcing standards and procedures.

Jul 2012 - Dec 2012


University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, Masters, Landscape Architecture

Graduate landscape architecture at USC is based on the knowledge and skills to engage complex issues, and to undertake ambitious design explorations. Landscape architecture at USC is about unraveling the complex and continually evolving social and environmental conditionals of sites and territories in order to develop thriving communities and environments.

Aug 2014 - May 2016

Universidad catolica de Honduras, Tegucigalpa, HN, BArch, Architecture

Jan 2005 - Dec 2012

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