ALINE YOLDI

Arkitekt Studio

SAY IT LOUD - NOW Exhibitor

Texas Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

The wonderful and resilient women in my life, in particular my grandmother, inspire me each day to keep giving my best and never give up. I also wish to leave a memorable architectural legacy so that my children can proudly say “My mom did that!”

ALINE YOLDI

Bio:

Born in Paris, France and raised in New York City and Mexico City. Aline obtained her Bachelor of Architecture from Universidad Anahuac - a private university in Mexico City. She moved to San Antonio, Texas after graduation and has worked on many project types: Historic Renovation, Civic, Housing, K-12 Schools, Higher-Education and Private Residences. In 2015, as an AIA Board Member, Aline founded the Women In Architecture Committee to support, empower and promote women in the profession.

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

I had wanted to be an architect since I was 4 years old living in New York City. I would dream about designing skyscrapers and wonderful buildings. Later, while in Mexico, I fell in love with the colorful and poetic designs of Barragan and Legorreta.

What do you do?

I am a Registered Architect, Registered Interior Designer and LEED AP BD+C professional with close to 20 years of professional experience in all phases of Project Management, Architectural Services and Interiors for a wide variety of project types.

What excites you in the work you do?

Architecture is a hard profession. However, when you see the cheerful faces of the children bursting with excitement on opening day, at that moment, all your hard work pays off and you feel that you have accomplished something good in this world.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

The wonderful and resilient women in my life, in particular my grandmother, inspire me each day to keep giving my best and never give up. I also wish to leave a memorable architectural legacy so that my children can proudly say “My mom did that!”

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

I was most proud when in 2017 I was named “Master Builder” by the Freemason Grand Lodge of Texas for my work on the E.L. Turbon Student Center. First time in the Lodge’s 180-year history that a WOMAN received this title (Lodge founded in 1837). 

Featured Project Name: 

E.L. Turbon Student Center

 

Featured Project Location: 

St. Philip’s College, San Antonio, Texas

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2017

Role in Featured Project: 

Architect of Record and Project Manager (project done while at Pfluger Architects)

 

Featured Project Description:

The award-winning design incorporates renovation and new addition of a former 1950’s windowless and uninspiring performing arts center to create a vibrant new learn-study-play facility that enhances the student experience and activates learning by keeping students engaged and on campus. Featuring a bowling-alley, gaming areas and student spaces. The project transformed an underutilized building into an exciting hub of activity that has energized both the campus and its neighboring community.

Photography Credit:

Richie Gill