2x8 Committee 2019
PHOTO: Tibby Rothman

Jenda Michl, Associate AIA
AB Design Studio Inc
Sr. Designer, LA office director

Jenda joined AB Design Studio, a renowned and award winning firm in Santa Barbara, in 2016 after operating his own LA based design office since 2009. In addition to his architectural work through his firm Vertu Studio, he was also a presenter at a variety of SoCal conferences and created a gallery exhibition of the architectural design process at Bergamot Station.
Currently, he is managing a variety of AB projects and developing the company’s fledgling office in West LA.

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Christian Estrada, Associate AIA

Studied Landscape Architecture at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Architecture at USC.  Current designer at STIR Architecture, an internationally recognized architecture firm.  Is actively working on large-scale mixed use projects with Stir’s Los Angeles and Amsterdam based offices.

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Vice Chair
Kirill Volchinsky

B.Arch 2017 Cal Poly Pomona, Designer at STIR Architecture

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Vice Chair
Tatiana Sarkisian

M.Arch 2016 The Southern California Institute of Architecture, Designer at Gensler

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Past Chair, 2018

Francisco Arias, Associate AIA

Francisco is an associate at STIR Architecture, an internationally recognized architectural practice with offices in Los Angeles, Amsterdam and Manila. He is actively involved in a series of green field and adaptive reuse projects and has been an integral part of design teams working on large-scale mixed-use projects in Asia and the Americas.  As design leader, Francisco provides 10+ yrs of expertise to a diverse portfolio of projects, he embraces their respective communities and takes pride in helping them thrive.


  • Associate Member -The American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles Chapter
  • United States Marine Corps 1995-2003
  • Active Juror, JRD Scholarship, Community College and University, 2011-current
  • Volunteered to be a Spark Mentor
  • AIA 2×8 Committee Member 2014-Current
  • Mentor for the AIA LAIAC
  • 21st Annual Student Competition 2013-2014
  • Ace Mentor 2016
  • USC Legend 2017

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