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Texas Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Legacy, family and community



The great designerAdrianna has worked on large-scale projects throughout the region and is passionate about understanding the natural and built environment’s ability to affect human health and behavior. Adrianna also places great value on community involvement and representation. She co-founded the AIA San Antonio Chapter Latinos in Architecture committee in 2014, which was the 2020 recipient of the AIA National Diversity Recognition Program. Adrianna currently serves as AIA San Antonio Board President 2021.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

From as early as I can remember, I was fascinated by the built environment and drawing. I enrolled in a drafting course in high school and then gained knowledge that architecture was an actual means of drawing and getting paid. I didn’t turn back.

What do you do?

I listen, collaborate and work with the intent of creating places that strive to make the world better. I still draw a lot.

What excites you in the work you do?

Changing perspectives, creating something from nothing and representing communities.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Legacy, family and community


What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

It’s not singular for me, every day that I am able to use architecture as a conduit to the world and using it to connect with people is a great achievement

Featured Project Name: 

Security Service Federal Credit Union Headquarters

Featured Project Location: 

San Antonio, TX

Featured Project Completion Date: 


Role in Featured Project: 

Project Manager

Featured Project Description:

This 66-acre multi-phased development establishes a new corporate campus with sustainable and modern workspaces for over 1,500 employees. Phase I included an Operations Facility, an Amenities Center with a bridged connection to a publicly accessible Event Space and an Executive Building. The project prioritizes workplace comfort and facilitating multiple opportunities for employees to interact with the landscape. The campus supports local economic growth and job creation in San Antonio.

Photography Credit:

Andrea Calo & Dror Baldinger

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