HMC Architects recently announced that Sylvia Wallis AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CPHC has joined the firm’s Los Angeles PreK-12 studio. Wallis brings over 30 years of experience building community and enhancing cultural identity, including civic, mixed use, higher education, and PreK-12 projects. In the past 15 years she has focused on the alignment of progressive learning environments with low carbon and zero energy design. Located in HMC’s Los Angeles office, Wallis will be focused on ensuring the best service to the firm’s PreK-12 clients and create the optimal 21st century learning environments for their students. In particular, she will help to roll out HMC’s Climate Action Plan, finding the best synergies between our climate goals and the educational goals of our clients
Previously with Architecture for Education, HED, and Anshen + Allen, Wallis has worked on a variety of education projects including the award-winning West Berkeley Branch of the Berkeley Public Library, the adaptive Re-use of the Bullocks Wilshire Building for the Law Library of Southwestern University School of Law, and Master Architect services for Oxnard Union High School District to promote design excellence, progressive learning environments, and equity across the district.