Rosannah Sandoval (Harding is her maiden name) knew she loved architecture from an early age. When most young adults are wrapping up high school, Sandoval had already graduated from CCA’s Architecture Program with high distinction.
Today, at 24, she is the youngest member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and already has established for herself a noteworthy career:
Diller Scofidio + Renfro, architect
Perkins + Will, Arch I-III
WRNSstudio, junior designer
In Her Own Words
CCA’s BArch program really instilled in me the importance of clarity of concept. The way in which one presents an idea can have a huge impact on the way it is received. My time at CCA engrained this into my process and that has stayed with me throughout graduate school and in practice.
Awards & Accolades
- Awarded a merit scholarship to study M.Arch at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, where in 2013-14 I studied under renowned architect Diana Agrest
- While a designer at Perkins + Will, Sandoval received Architect magazine’s Progressive/Architecture Award for Calexico West Land Port of Entry
- Featured on The Today Show to promote the book release of The Brainy Bunch, a family memoir about the homeschool and accelerated learning experience
CCA Faculty Influences
Bryan Shiles saw something in me and hired me to intern at his firm during my final year. This strong start really propelled my career.