Gabriela joined LandDesign in 1998 with an architectural background, a passion for public spaces and extensive experience in mixed-use, urban infill, residential and commercial projects. As Partner and a senior lead designer in the Alexandria office, Gabriela is responsible for project VISIONING and storytelling through design, concept development and project management. She takes clients through successful project zoning entitlements, works with the design teams and municipal staff to convey the sense of place and the rationale behind the IDEA. She leads design teams through the preparation of full construction documents for large complex projects such as the downtown and waterfront at National Harbor, and the challenging re-development of Downtown Silver Spring.

A Fulbright Scholar, Gabriela earned a degree in architecture from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the State University of New York and is a registered landscape architect in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersay. She is also a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, American Institute of Architects, Urban Land Institute and also serves as a board member of the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership.

Speaking at the Following:

Sep 19

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Reinventing Social Nodes in the City

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 207A

The social infrastructure of cities is evolving as traditional social nodes have moved online. Typologies such as bank cafés, urban libraries, urban markets, and urban boutique hotels offer renewed and socially vibrant opportunities for creating dynamic zones of social activity, driving well-balanced placemaking, and channeling economic dividends for development. This presentation will explore new ways […]