2017 Urban JuryCategory
Stephanie Reich .
Stephanie Reich, AIA, LEED AP re-joined Planning and Community Development in the City of Santa Monica as the Design and Historic Preservation Planner, leading the team that serves the Architectural Review Board and Landmarks Commission. Stephanie most recently served as Urban Designer for the City of West Hollywood, and has also served the cities of Glendale and Long Beach in a similar role. From 2003 to 2006 Stephanie held the position of Urban Designer for the City, and is happy to be returning to Santa Monica. Stephanie is continually excited by the enormous possibilities for excellence in architecture and urban design in Santa Monica and the Greater Los Angeles area.
Stephanie is a licensed architect and prior to joining the City of Santa Monica in 2003 practiced architecture and urban design for almost 20 years with a variety of notable firms in Los Angeles and New York including Morphosis, and Daniel Libeskind, and larger firms of AECOM and NBBJ. Stephanie earned her Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University, and her Master of Architecture from Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). Stephanie chose Los Angeles to be a part of building a great city.
As part of her commitment to the broader design community Stephanie is active in the local AIA chapter (AIA/LA), and has served on the Board of Directors, and has been on the Urban Design Committee for AIACC since 2006. From 2001 and 2010 she served as Chair of the AIA/LA Urban Design Committee, providing a forum for multi-disciplinary dialogue on key urban design issues. Stephanie is also an active member and past president of Association for Women in Architecture + Design (AWA+D) for which she leads a monthly Salon discussion group, and serves as a mentor for young professionals.