Leslie Valencia

Leslie Valencia

Berkeley, CA, US



I am a visual artist, entry level architect, poet, photographer, and graphic designer. I graduated from UC Berkeley in 2012 with a Bachelors of Arts in Architecture and minor in Sustainable Design.

I am most passionate about aesthetics, affordability, sustainability and innovation. I hope to one day combine all of these themes in a way that they can compliment each other.



Visible Graphics, Canoga Park, CA, US, Graphic Designer

Main graphic designer for a national signage company.

Aug 2012 - current

Cervantes Design Associates, San Francisco, CA, US, Intern

Photographed and drafted as needed. Documented ada acessibility in San Francisco Unified School District projects. Created templates for existing and proposed plans.

May 2012 - Aug 2012

Dahlgren Design & Build, San Francisco, CA, US, Marketing Assistant/Dafter

Primary drafter and graphic designer. Marketing assistant and media consultant in advertising custom made furniture. Assisted with cost estimates and bidding. Assisted clients with fixture purchases for mid-century modern residential remodeling projects.

May 2012 - Aug 2012

Fong & Chan Architects, San Francisco, CA, US, Intern

Assisted with the san francisco general hospital project. Organized requests for information and stayed in contact with the client. Answered to modifications requested by the office of statewide health planning and development.

Jan 2012 - May 2012


University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Bachelor of arts in architecture with a minor in sustainable design. Studied abroad in Guardamar del Segura, Spain through UC Berkeley Summer Sessions. Took an advanced studio course in which I incorporated the history and culture of the country in a museum proposal through an analysis of sites ranging from modern architecture to ancient ruins.

Aug 2008 - May 2012


Antonia Escobar Memorial Prize, Scholarship

Awarded to 1 female CASA member for exhibiting academic excellence and contributing to the creative world of design.


Casa Alumni Martin del Campo/ Bob Esparza Award, Scholarship

Awarded to 7 CASA members based on their ability to create exceptional design work despite financial need.


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