Claudia is a Cities & Communities Leader and a Studio Director in the Los Angeles office, providing thought leadership and design management for a diverse portfolio of planning and urban design projects. As a licensed architect with many years of experience in landscape architecture, Claudia has an exceptional perspective on the interface of the natural and built environment. Her wide range of experience — from urban revitalization and academic campuses to entertainment destinations and healthcare centers — gives her unique insight into addressing complex issues. Claudia’s passion is using urban design strategies for social good. She has won numerous accolades for her work, including from the AIA and the American Planning Association for the Willowbrook MLK Wellness Community and the Santa Ana South Main Street Vision. Claudia earned a Master’s in Architecture from UCLA's School of Architecture and Urban Design, a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree from California Institute of the Arts, and attended the Architectural Association.