Faculty Profile:

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. Karla’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 County’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.