Karla GrijalvaSenior AssociateNAC Architecture
Karla Grijalva is an Architect and Senior Associate at NAC, based in Los Angeles. She has over 28 years of experience, with a focus on civic, educational, and healthcare project types. She is especially interested in sustainability and interior environments, and believes that design should be human-centric, driven by the stories of people who use the spaces. Karlaâ€™s recently completed and notable projects include The Lotus, an interim housing project on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles, as well as the Reentry Opportunity Center, a one-stop facility to assist probation clients. These facilities serve Los Angeles Countyâ€™s most vulnerable populations and create the environments necessary to aid each person who uses it. Karla holds a Masters of Science in the Built Environment, Energy Efficiency and Climate Responsive Architecture from Arizona State University, and a Bachelor degree in Architecture from Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.
Session Participation:SPEAKER: Housing for Health: A New Model for Vulnerable Populations