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    Karla Sierralta

    Karla Sierralta

    Adjunct Associate Professor
    Curator of Graduate Year 2 (Spring)
    Principal, Strawn.Sierralta

    Office Hours: By appointment
    Phone: 312.567.3230
    Fax: 312.567.5820
    Email: ksierral@iit.edu
    Web: Strawn.Sierralta



    • M.Arch., University of Illinois at Chicago
    • B.Arch., Universidad del Zulia, Venezuela

    Curriculum Vitae

    Courses Taught

    Research & Major Accomplishments

    Current Projects

    • Single Family Beach Residence, Lajas, Puerto Rico
    • Ski Lodge, Olympic Valley, CA
    • Proposal for Architecture for Humanity and Nike’s Homeless World Cup Legacy Youth and Women’s Leadership Center in Santa Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • Ski On Home, Olympic Valley, CA (Completed December 2009)


    • 2007 Chicago Architectural Club and AIA Emerging Visions 2007 Award
    • 2006 IBM Engineering Innovation Award
    • 2006 Global Green's Sustainable Housing Gold Star Award
    • 2005 McCormick Tribune Foundation Competition Finalist
    • 2004 Ford Calumet Environmental Center Competition Finalist
    • 2004 Green Tent Design Competition First Prize Award
    • 2004 Paris 2012 Olympic Landmark Competition Notable Entry Award
    • 2003 World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition Finalist
    • 2003 Estate of Frances Hill Pillsbury Award
    • 2003 AIA 2nd Henry Adams Award of Merit
    • 2001 Fulbright Scholarship



    Selected Publications

    Professional Society Memberships

    Editorial Board Service

    Professional Society Service

    • Chicago Architectural Club
    • Venezuelan Institute of Engineers and Architects

    Grants and Fellowships

    Community Service