Lina M. Kudinar
Lina received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Davis in 2016, majoring in Design with an emphasis in graphics and interior architecture. After working on mixed-use residential projects, she pursued a Master of Architecture from California College of the Arts. Upon completing her degree, Lina had the privilege of being the 2021 Commencement Graduate Student Speaker and received the AIA 2021 Henry Adams Award for Academic Excellence.
In addition, she won the Thesis Award for her work –Delirium & Dogma– an exploration of post-pandemic, anxiety-driven design strategies within urban domestic architecture that attempt to redefine the concept of ‘Home’ as a place of refuge. The work considered how our both rational and irrational fears institute long-lasting urban typologies that then further substantiate and exacerbate those fears while becoming written into increasingly anxiety-based building codes. Lina’s interest in the experiential qualities and psychological effects of design extends to her focus on representation in her architecture and graphic design practice. Her love of art, learning, and craft inspire recent interests such as visiting museums, roasting coffee beans, collecting frog illustrations, or restoring vintage film cameras.
Contact Lina: email@example.com
Portrait Photography: Lenny Gonzalez