Gabriela Zappi

Gabriela Zappi

Los Angeles, CA, US

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Gabriela Zappi is a recent graduate from the Southern California Institute of Architecture with a Masters Degree (M.Arch II), and a bachelor of University at Buffalo's architecture program. With an altruistic goal in mind, she genuinely thinks that design can and does save lives. In this next era into which we now enter, she sees the incredible importance of architecture as an agent to create a more equitable, planet-friendly world.


Hernan Diaz Alonso, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer

Working on various conceptual projects in the office, materializing design ideas through an exploration of various softwares and methods of digitally making.

Sep 2018 - current


Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, M.Arch II

At SCI-Arc, Gabriela acquired a vast array of both digital and physical skills including but not limited to the ability to understand java code language, film assemblage and editing, 3d printing, CNC-Milling, many softwares such as Autodesk Maya, Cinema 4D, Z-Brush, etc. Here, she believes that her more practical knowledge of architecture and the built world acquired in her undergrad was pushed to a new limit of possibility as far as imagining the future of architecture.

Sep 2017 - Sep 2019


Pella Student Award, 1st Place

Gabriela and her partner Hadi Lopez won a Pella student award in 2016 for their project, Urban Green, which proposed a mixed-use tower in downtown Buffalo which contained personal vegetable and fruit gardens in each unit.