Sasha Karleusa

Sasha Karleusa

New York, NY, US

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My design intent is heavily focused on social impact and centering community health and wellness. I believe in the process of regenerative design in which design and architecture work to repair damage done environmentally, socially, and economically.  I feel that my purpose, through design and creativity, is to partner harmoniously with others who aim to build a genuine, healthy, supportive, and refreshing environment for everyone.

I am drawn to understanding how the design of social and public spaces in cities can lead to successful, healthy, happy, and lively communities. I strongly believe that every person should have the capability and access to decide what is happening in their communities in order to support a healthy life for themselves, their families, and their neighbors. Compassion and empathy are integral parts of my identity and are deeply ingrained in the work I do.  This is what excites me about design, architecture, and art. 



Locus Architecture, Minneapolis, MN, US, Architectural Intern

+Deepened my knowledge in digital modeling and drawing representation
+Received valuable hands-on experience with site visits and conversations with clients
+Exposure to social media and marketing development
+Obtained graphic design experience through project presentation

Aug 2018 - May 2019

AIAS - Freedom By Design, Minneapolis, MN, US, Public Relations Coordinator

+Learned from having a responsible position requiring communication with the student body, colleges, and firms.
+Gained valuable experience with external promotion of FbD events with physical and digital work

Sep 2018 - Dec 2018

Minnesota Student Association - Undergraduate Student Government, Minneapolis, MN, US, Sustainability Committee Director

+Exposure to student representation responsibility within sustainability-related university decisions
+Gained valuable experience with facilitating, supervising, and delegating tasks of committee members
+Expanded knowledge of sustainability and its application to university-related issues

Jul 2016 - Jun 2017

Student Senate - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, US, Student Senator for the College of Design

+Obtained experience through representing the College of Design to the Student Senate
+Developed valuable experience in advocating for students’ needs

Jul 2016 - Jun 2017

Drazenka Designs, Edina, Minnesota, US, Shop Assistant

+Developed comprehension and organization of business related paperwork

Jun 2015 - Sep 2015


University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN, US, BArch, College of Design

Major: Bachelors of Design in Architecture

Minors: Environmental Science, Policy and Management (ESPM) + Sustainability Studies

Sep 2015 - May 2019

Danish Institute of Study Abroad (DIS), Copenhagen, DK, Architecture Studio

Spring semester Architecture Studio and accompanying design classes.

Jan 2018 - May 2018

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