Aireen Batungbakal

Aireen Batungbakal

San Francisco



Aireen Batungbakal earned a bachelors degree in Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona, a Masters of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University, and a Masters in Building Science from the University of Southern California.

In pursuit of licensure through NCARB, Aireen’s interests involve integrating these concentrations. Her interest to approach multi-scaled projects by integrating architecture, urban design, and building performance is demonstrated through her work and involvement with Los Angeles’ Urban Design Studio and USGBC-IE.

She presented work from her MBS thesis research focusing on the acoustic performance of double-skin facades and field-assessment at the BESS-SB Conference (Pomona, CA), the CISBAT 2013 Conference (Lausanne, Switzerland), and the Geodesign International Conference in (Bejing, China).

Her design proposal, "Strengthening Community Interactions in a New Garden City", was recently published in Columbia University’s Re-Cultivating the Garden City of Kumasi.


Her work presented at the BESS-SB13 conference was selected as one of the best 10 papers  of SB13 and will be featured with distinction at the World Sustainable Building 2014 Conference's proceedings (Barcelona, Spain). 



KTGY, Oakland, CA, US, Job Captain

Jan 2021 - current

CallisonRTKL, Urban Designer

Feb 2015 - Jul 2017

Berliner Architects, Architectural Designer

Jul 2012 - Feb 2015

University of Southern California (USC), Teaching Assistant

Arch 315: Design of the Luminous and Sonic Environment , focusing on the following: Lighting Design, Acoustics, and Building Systems

Jan 2013 - May 2013

FORM Magazine, Los Angeles, CA, US, Student Correspondent

Wrote monthly review for Arts and Cultural, and Events section.

Nov 2010 - Jun 2011

US Green Building Council, Inland Chapter's GEAC, Intern

Jun 2010 - Jun 2011

WLC Architects, Inc., Architectural Designer, Intern

Jul 2008 - Mar 2009


University of Southern California (USC), Masters, Building Science

Aug 2012 - Aug 2013

Columbia University, Masters, Architecture and Urban Design

Jun 2011 - May 2012
Jun 2006 - Jun 2010


One of Best 10 Papers of SB13 Conference, Honorable Mention

Conference paper selected as one of the TEN Best Papers of SB13 California


Robert Bradford Newman Medal, Award

The Robert Bradford Newman Student Medal for Merit in Architectural Acoustics recognizes excellence in the study of acoustics and its application to architecture.

The program honors outstanding students at schools of architecture and architectural engineering throughout the world. Students selected for the award demonstrated excellence in this discipline and in the application of acoustical design principles in the course of their study.


Patrick M. Sullivan Scholarship, Scholarship


AIAIC Student Design Award, 1st Place


GIVE Honorable Mention Award, Honorable Mention


USGBC-Los Angeles Chapter of Emerging Green Building Competition, Award

4th Place


Areas of Specialization