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LORENA HOLGUIN

Huitt-Zollars, Inc.

SAY IT LOUD - TEXAS Exhibitor​
Texas Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Any ordinary individual that is able to make a difference by demonstrating leadership qualities such as integrity, accountability, empathy and most importantly respects others and their ideas.

LORENA HOLGUIN

Bio:

Lorena has 19 years in the architectural profession. She earned her undergraduate degree from Texas A&M and a Masters in Architecture from the University of Houston. She worked for a leading architecture design firm where she had the opportunity to work on a variety of project types. She gained extensive experience in design and construction, and has become a versatile professional that can tackle any project. Today, Lorena focuses her design efforts on projects that enrich her local community

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

As a young child, I was intrigued by construction sites whenever we drove by one. In high school, I enjoyed art, math, and geometry class, and had an older female cousin that studied Architecture in Mexico. That made me realize I could do it too.

What do you do?

As a mother of two, I do my best to maintain a work-life balance by setting realistic schedules and boundaries. Communicating my needs, focus on health, and outdoor activities help increase job engagement and enrich my family relationships.

What excites you in the work you do? Who or what inspires you professionally?

The fact that I can contribute to society and make a positive impact on our community by enriching the lives of others with our ideas and design solutions.

Who or what inspires you professionally? What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Any ordinary individual that is able to make a difference by demonstrating leadership qualities such as integrity, accountability, empathy and most importantly respects others and their ideas.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Attaining my Architectural License in the State of Texas was the most challenging commitment I set myself to accomplish. This led to my newest, proudest achievement, which is serving on the AIA El Paso Executive Committee.

Featured Project Name: 

EPWU Small Facilities Site Improvements Program Well No.9 Water Infrastructure Revival for Community Education

Featured Project Location: 

El Paso, Texas

Featured Project Completion Date: 

Spring 2023

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Manager, Project Architect, Designer

Featured Project Description:

This project is an effort to restore multiple water utility sites located in El Paso. Revival of the sites attract local residents to learn about the water infrastructure located in their neighborhood. Well No.9 is the first of 12 sites. Its design enhances its environment, yet establishes unifying standards to provide efficient planning and construction. Design elements include use of pervious paving, native plantings, local artisans, restoration of structures, & colorful fencing materials.

Photography Credit:

Rendering and Graphics by Huitt-Zollars, Inc.