Jose is an architect and the founder of Mutuo, an LA based architecture design studio. He is the 2022 John G. Williams Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas.
Vice President
Co-Producer and Design Editor of the FIVE PLACES L.A. podcast

Anali is a researcher and designer of speculative and tangible experimentation in the realm of architecture. She has taught architecture at a number of institutions including Woodbury School of Architecture, Otis College of Art and Design and Texas Tech University.

Executive Committee

Roberto is an architect and founder of Paz Navas Architecture. His work focuses on a progressive approach to house design. He believes that a thoughtful, innovative approach to house design can provide solutions for the challenges of housing availability, environmental impact, and quality of life.

Vice President of INFO Committee
Creator and host of the FIVE PLACES L.A. podcast

Emmanuelle is a creative thinker who co-founded Panelite and led its material innovation over 25 years, developing proprietary products that optimize energy savings, daylighting, and user wellbeing. She is also a recognized advocate for gender equity in design; an insatiably curious podcast creator and host; and a persistent skater.
INFO Committee

Marissa Gluck is a digital experience strategist who has spanned the agency and publisher worlds working with companies as diverse as Spotify, Nike, and Disney. She’s also an urbanism and architecture writer and a former principal of the design-cum-civic engagement non-profit Design East of La Brea.

INFO Committee

Anne has over 25 years of experience in brand strategy and development, graphic design, illustration, and website design working with clients in the cultural, higher education, and environmentally focused sectors. Currently, she is Creative Director at architecture and design firm NBBJ, where she oversees the firm’s visual brand and identity.
Vice President of Membership Committee

Nate came to California by way of Madison, Wisconsin, and has nearly 20 years of experience working with architecturally significant real estate. He specializes in the representation of buyers and sellers of unique and historic homes.
Membership Committee

Lilian is an architectural historian and realtor. She also teaches architectural history and theory at Otis College, Cal Poly Pomona, and Woodbury University. Her writing is focused on the exchange of architectural ideas between Europe and the US in the 20th century.
Vice President of Operations Committee

El is a wellness designer and sound practitioner who helps to balance internal and external environments. After 20+ years of holistic practice, she sought to apply concepts of well-being to built spaces. She is certified in Feng Shui, accredited in WELL and Fitwel, and is a realtor.

Operations Committee

Louie Weiss splits his time working at Taalman Architecture and on his own architectural projects for residential clients. In his work, he is wholeheartedly committed to producing healthy and sustainable architecture while also a steadfast believer in beauty as a form of sustainability in and of itself.
Vice President of Fundraising Committee

Donatella is an architect and educator. She grew up in Sicily where history influenced her appreciation of the cultural palimpsest and fostered a curiosity for foreign cultures and local oddities. She is co-founder of Claret-Cup, and a Board member of the Research Institute for Experimental Architecture.

Fundraising Committee

Mandi is an architect and the Director of Education at Steinberg Hart. Her work focuses on design for spaces for learning and student environments and is a thought leader in Education and Interior Architecture, leading the design of sustainable and award winning projects that shape the way students learn and engage.
Co-Vice President of Grants Committee

Lorena is a landscape architect and founder of PuenteAlameda, a studio with bases in Madrid and Los Angeles, which explores creatives and collaborative designs that address the complexity of the nature processes. She is a lecturer at Cal Poly Pomona and Madrid School of Design.
Co-Vice President of Grants Committee

Monica is an architect and founder of There There, an architecture studio that fluctuates between research and practice, and between LA, Mexico City, and Madrid. Through architectures, counternarratives, and fictions, her practice challenges dominant worldviews, materializes alternative imaginaries, and catalyzes meaningful experiences.

Interim Minister of Finance
Co-Producer & Copy Editor of the FIVE PLACES L.A. podcast

Quynh is a writer specializing in brand identity and content strategy. She hones authentic and nuanced narratives in lieu of traditional PR/branding practices and creates messaging tailored for target audiences. Her practice includes coaching clients--architects, designers, artists, and entrepreneurs, on how to talk about themselves and their work.
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