Sandra Vivanco is a CCA associate professor who has taught across North America. Her professional activities have included projects in Japan, Peru, Portugal, Mexico, and Italy. She has worked in Portugal for Alvaro Siza, and in New York for Kolatan / Mac Donald Studio and Lynne Breslin.
Her primary field of research is modern Latin American architecture, specifically the postwar condition in Brazil. Since 2004 she has led PeruStudio, an urban research and design build workshop. She also has authored several articles on Latin American 20th-century architecture, specifically the postwar condition in Brazil, including chapters in Transculturation, Cities, Spaces and Architectures in Latin America, and Baroque New Worlds.
As a 2003 Fulbright Scholar, she explored the role of gender in Peruvian modernity and taught in the graduate architecture school at the Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria in Lima.
Sandra's San Francisco–based firm, A+D: Architecture+Design, is characterized by its constant investigation of the inhabitation of modern cities. A+D is dedicated to promoting conscious living through designs that heighten user awareness of tectonic, environmental, and spatial qualities.
The work of A+D has been featured on HGTV's Before & After; Univision Channel 14, KQED; a number of magazines and journals, including Domus, Custom Home, Sunset, San Francisco Chronicle, Dwell, San Francisco, and Small Firms, Great Projects; and two recent books: San Francisco Modern Homes and San Francisco: A Guide to Recent Architecture.