Vanessa Estrada, AIA

    An award-winning architect, Vanessa has a thoughtful approach to design and a high degree of professional competence. With an early inclination to study psychology, she intuitively applies her problem-solving skills to design challenges, pushing the team to excellence and ensuring the highest levels of creative and technical execution. Possessing over 15 years of experience in architectural design, Vanessa has expertise in planning, designing, detailing, and coordinating projects in various sectors.  She has international practice experience outside the US in Spain, Ecuador, and Panama, and has graduate and undergraduate teaching experience at the University of South Florida.  Vanessa feels strongly that an informed selection of materials and staying true to their nature is key to creating well-grounded and timeless architecture. She believes that a successful design is one that leads to a built environment that harmoniously interacts with its natural and cultural context while responding to the inhabitants’ needs.