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Luisina Basilico, AIA

Luisina is an award-winning architect who started her professional career in Washington D.C. working on modern residential design. Graduate school at Rice University brought her to Houston and Page. Her prolific time at Page has run the gamut on project scale and program complexity including international master plans to laboratory buildings for national academic clients, and regional pediatric hospitals to municipal aviation facilities. 
 
Luisina co-leads the Design Studio in the Houston office, and it doesn’t take long to recognize that she thrives in a team environment and excels at rallying her colleagues behind a cause and integrated process to get a job done.  Luisina is inspired daily by being part of a studio that aspires to make lives better through design by challenging prescribed ideas and staying engaged on advances in the architecture and construction industry.  Her work demonstrates a genuine interest in meeting clients’ goals, working creatively within established budgets, and developing high performing building designs that act as responsible stewards of natural resources.
 
While her experience ranges from mixed use housing and hospitality projects to repositioning corporate office buildings, Luisina's favorite program types lie in the Academic market sector.  Her passion for inspiring young minds comes across in her work creating engaging learning spaces for all ages.  Her design process revolves around the fundamental notion that the learning environment is part of the curriculum.  In the last decade, she has completed work on several child development centers for various Fortune 5 clients and the experience has been extremely enlightening and influenced her design thinking across all the market sectors in which she works. 
 
Mentoring others, encouraging professional growth, and fostering a collaborative environment are fundamental drivers for Luisina.  She was one of the founding members of a group at Page focusing on women in leadership development.  She also has served in leadership roles such as Chair of the Design Awards Committee for AIA Houston Chapter, which afforded?her a valuable opportunity to observe the annual design awards?jury deliberations.  Knowing that professional development goes beyond the workplace, she has volunteered in several youth organizations that expose elementary school girls to a wide range of careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, math, and of course, art. 

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Anthony Alafriz

Principal

Adrian Lazaro

Senior Project Architect

Aimee Burmaster Hicks

Interior Designer

Andrew Sullivan

Landscape Architecture Director

Amro F. Alansari

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