Stefanie Dhillon

Stefanie Dhillon

Los Angeles, CA, US



Through design, my mission is to create sustainable systems and spaces that inspire human interaction and good will for the community and environment.

My vision is to provide meaningful and authentic support to community partners, together with professional design, to present viable community led outcomes. To best respond to a community, I need to be engaged in local advocacy efforts, working side by side with community leaders and grassroots activists. 

My work is informed by deep partnerships with local organizers and activists to give the community a “place at the table” in decision making; to promote sustainable and equitable community development. I promote community participatory design-build processes, to foster connections between existing programs and new solutions, empowering the community with a sense of ownership and engagement. 

I believe in using a transparent, participatory process which ensures that my solutions reflect user wishes and needs. By giving users an active role in the design process, a sense of lasting ownership is created.


Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Great Streets Studio, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Fellow

Architectural design of temporary public spaces, communication design, graphic design, community engagement, data collection, project development.

Feb 2017 - current


ArtCenter College of Design, Bachelors, Environmental

Designmatters Concentration

Jan 2012 - May 2016

San Diego Mesa College, AS Interior Design

May 2006 - May 2008


Muhammad Ali Center Peace Garden Grant, Grant


Areas of Specialization