America E. Alva

America E. Alva AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Associate / Project Architect

Biography

America Alva, a native Texan, discovered her passion for architecture walking the shadowed, skyscraper-lined streets of New York City. With a degree in art history from the University of Texas under her belt, her goal became to create buildings in the most visually appealing way possible, while at the same time ensuring functionality and durability. She remained in New York City and received her Bachelor of Architecture from New York Institute of Technology.

The NYIT architecture program, though small, had a great impression on her career. The program took her to Berlin where her dreams of sustainable architecture were being realized. The importance of thinking sustainably at all scales was never stronger to her after that experience.

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