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SABRINA ORTIZ LUNA

Overland Partners

SAY IT LOUD - TEXAS Exhibitor
Texas Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Moving back to my hometown of San Antonio and contributing directly to its journey of becoming a more equitable and inclusive city through the built environment with projects like the UTSA SDS/NSCC is my greatest inspiration and motivation.

SABRINA ORTIZ LUNA

Bio:

The great designerSabrina Ortiz Luna joined Overland Partners in 2019 after attaining an MArch with an Urban Design Specialization from the University of Oregon and a BS from the University of Nebraska. A Mexican immigrant raised in San Antonio and a member of Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, she is committed to the advancement of Latinas in academics, community service and the practice of architecture while her passion for sustainability earned her graduate work recognition with the AIA COTE Top Ten for Students Award.

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

I happened upon architecture by pure luck and following its path opened my eyes to an incredible amount of travel, personal and professional experiences that made me realize the power and beauty found in the physical spaces that shape our lives.

What do you do?

I am a dreamer who makes a living illustrating the vision of spaces that respond kindly to their natural and cultural context while promoting the physical, mental, economic well-being of the people who occupy them.

What excites you in the work you do?

I love working with my team to find unique solutions that make our dream, and the client’s vision, a reality. I get excited helping translate a vision into a spatial design whose direct and indirect influence can bring about a world of possibilities.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Moving back to my hometown of San Antonio and contributing directly to its journey of becoming a more equitable and inclusive city through the built environment with projects like the UTSA SDS/NSCC is my greatest inspiration and motivation.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

At Overland, I have the honor of mentoring interns and see them complete their internship with full hearts and excited minds. Coaching others to realize their potential is more rewarding than any individual deliverable I have accomplished.

Featured Project Name: 

UTSA School of Data Science and National Security Collaboration Center (SDS/NSCC)

Featured Project Location: 

San Antonio, TX

Featured Project Completion Date: 

July 1, 2022 (Projected Construction Completion Date)

Role in Featured Project: 

Architectural Designer during the Conceptual and Schematic Design Phases

 

Featured Project Description:

UTSA was founded to advance the education of Mexican Americans and other underserved communities; committed to ending generations of discrimination & inequity. The School of Data Science and National Security Collaboration Center is the first of its kind in Texas, and further solidifies the city’s status as the largest information security hub outside of Washington DC. Once completed the school will house programs anchoring UTSA to San Antonio’s growing downtown high-tech and cultural corridors.

Photography Credit:

Overland