SANDRA WAHBA

LS3P Associates

SAY IT LOUD - North Carolina Exhibitor

North Carolina Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

All people deserve good design, regardless of race, income, or opportunity. I work in the Faith Sector, which plays a unique role in the built environment offering a place for hope, rest, and support for all with impacts beyond the building.

SANDRA WAHBA

Bio:

Sandra Wahba, AIA, has a diverse portfolio of work. She has worked on commercial, worship, education and healthcare projects for clients across the state. Sandra joined LS3P in 2015 after earning a B.S. Degree in Architecture from the University of Minnesota, and a Master of Architecture with a focus on Science and Technology from Georgia Tech. Currently, Sandra has a focus in worship architecture and a strong passion for getting involved in the community.

 

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

My family immigrated to the US before I was born, and my family explored different cities and different lifestyles that brought curiosity to my childhood. I discovered architecture through these adventures at age 12, and there was no turning back.

What do you do?

As an architect working in LS3P’s Raleigh office, I am a problem solver. Architects are tasked to think critically and use design as a tool for impact, resolution, and change, and to visualize something better than our present

What excites you in the work you do?

The possibilities for ever-changing innovation, from community to global scale, are limitless. From working through a pandemic to learning the latest software, it’s an exciting role to wake up to and be a part of everyday.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

All people deserve good design, regardless of race, income, or opportunity. I work in the Faith Sector, which plays a unique role in the built environment offering a place for hope, rest, and support for all with impacts beyond the building.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

I am proud to witness what architecture can do beyond the built environment. Every faith-based structure creates a space where any and all people are welcome. I am honored to be part of this social communion and to be of service to a community.

Featured Project Name: 

The Summit Church - Capital Hills

 

Featured Project Location: 

Raleigh, NC

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

October 2019

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Architect

 

Featured Project Description:

Located in Raleigh-Durham Summit Church Capital Hills is the new broadcast campus with a 1800-seat auditorium and children’s ministry spaces. The industrial-inspired design features a precast exterior accented by curtainwall entries at gathering spaces, with metal fins to pull the elements together. Canopies and entry elements provide visual interest, identity, and a human scale. Airport-themed spaces encourage children to be engaged in their local communities while making global connections

 

Photography Credit:

Susan Holt Photography