Olga Mesa, LEED AP, is an Associate at ȜsixØ Architecture. She has over 10 years of experience as a designer and project architect in residential, commercial and institutional projects. Her responsibilities include programming, design and construction administration for the projects she leads at ȜsixØ. She achieved her accreditation in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) in 2002 with specialization in building design and construction and for the past 5 years she has been responsible for implementing green design concepts on numerous projects. Her former professional experiences include working at Gensler Design and Planning Worldwide and at Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects in California where she worked on commercial and multifamily mixed-used projects.
Olga is a faculty member at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she teaches core design studios and advanced studios in the department of architecture. In 2007 and 2008 Olga coordinated the first semester design curriculum. She has also taught at Northeastern University and has collaborated with the Universidad Tecnologica Equinoccial (UTE) in the design and construction of a project located in the Ecuadorian rainforest. She has been a visiting critic at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Otis College of Art and Design.
Olga currently serves on the board of directors of DownCity design, a non-profit design organization dedicated to improving civic life while offering learning opportunities to underserved populations.
Olga earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1999 and her Bachelor of Architecture in 2000 from the Rhode Island School of Design and was awarded the AIA Henry Adams Gold Medal for design excellence.
- BFA, Rhode Island School of Design
- BARC, Rhode Island School of Design
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