Mariana Alvarez-Parga Bio

Mariana is a licensed Architect and LEED Accredited Professional who has been a leader in sustainable design throughout her 19+ years practicing architecture. Conducting numerous forums and presentations throughout California, Mariana has made it her mission to share her expertise and passion.  Over her career, Mariana has worked on a wide array of project types but has always been particularly drawn to learning environments.  She thrives in working with District leadership, faculty, and user groups bringing practical, user-focused solutions to all projects to ensure each design solution is tailored to their unique needs.

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California Licensed Architect
Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH) School Facility Leadership Academy (Cohort #11 2021-22)
Stanford Graduate School of Business, SLEI 2018 Business Scaling Program
LEED Accredited Professional
University of Buenos Aires Architecture; Design & Urbanism


Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Member, Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA)
Co-Chair of the AIA National Women’s Leadership Summit 2022
Founding Co-Chair, AI.18: The Architectural Intelligence Conference Silicon Valley
Co-founder of the Architectural Practice Leadership Committee at AIA Silicon Valley


AIA Silicon Valley – Advancing Your Entrepreneurial Potential (February 2021)
Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH) 2020 Annual Conference
Energy Code 2019 Presentation (2020)
AIA Silicon Valley – Voices at the Top (August 2019)
AIA Silicon Valley – Increasing Diversity in Architecture (August 2020)
California Division of State Architect’s (DSA) 7x7x7: Design Energy Water 2016 Final Call to Action at Crest Theater in Sacramento (2017)
DSA Design Energy Water 2016 conceptual case studies presentations at schools of architecture in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, and Berkeley (2016)
Energy Code 2016 Presentation (2016)
CalGreen 2013 Presentation (2015)