Ines Lejarraga holds a B.A. in architecture from Columbia University and an M.Arch from the University of California, Berkeley. While at Berkeley, she was awarded the Chester Miller Travel Fellowship to study the role of the urban landscape in social spatial segregation in San Francisco, New York, and Paris. She was also given a travel award to participate in a UNESCO sponsored charette to link formal and informal cities in Colombia. She worked on a team with Walter Hood to create a design for Bogota's regional landscape.
In addition to a strong interest in the social geography of cities, Ines has a commitment to sustainable building practices. While at Butler Armsden Architects, she worked on one of the first LEED-H Platinum homes in Northern California. Most recently, one of her projects from her tenure at Studios architecture, UCSF 654 Minnesota Building, was selected as the Livable Building Award winner for 2010 by the Center for the Built Environment at UC Berkeley. This award is based on occupant survey results, sustainability, indoor environmental quality, and overall design excellence.
Ms. Lejarraga has taught studio classes in the architecture program at the University of California, Berkeley. She has been teaching at CCA since 2007. She now teaches both studio classes in the Architecture department and a 3D class in the First Year Program.