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Allison Méndez, AIA


With an unwavering dedication to social equity and beauty in every corner of the built environment, Allison brings a fresh perspective to designing environments of all types. Her work is marked by rich texture and thoughtful utility, and she is outspoken in her belief that everyone — especially populations typically underserved by high-end design — is entitled to quality architecture. In 2019, Allison was recognized nationally by the American Institute of Architects with the Young Architects Award for her significant contributions to the design profession. Her projects, which range from contemporary healthcare buildings to community-based recreation facilities and grand performing arts centers, have been recognized with numerous honors, awards, publications and exhibitions.

A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis’s Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts’s Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design, Allison is a regular lecturer and gave the school’s 2019 keynote commencement speech.