Valentina Mancera

Valentina's architectural path was influenced by her upbringing between Bogota, Colombia, and Sarasota, FL, which sparked her fascination with the contrasting built environments. Her academic career led her to Tulane University's School of Architecture, where her interest in 3D printing and sustainable design flourished. Valentina's passion lies in exploring how design influences human thought and behavior, particularly in sustainable and community-oriented projects.

Drawing inspiration from mid-century modernism and contemporary female architects like Lina Bo Bardi and Jeanne Gang, her architectural style reflects a blend of contemporary aesthetics with contextual sensitivity. Notable achievements include receiving the Alpha Rho Chi medal for leadership and recognition for her commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Beyond architecture, Valentina finds creative inspiration in watercolor painting and beadwork, fostering a fluid approach to design thinking. Her diverse interests and community engagement enrich her creative process, infusing her work with depth and perspective.