EMERGING PROFESSIONALS 2021
COMMITTEE CHAIR BIOS 2021
PHOTO: Advanced Stem & Design Institutes. Lehrer Architects.

Chair
Francisco E. Arias, Associate AIA
Senior Project Designer, Ware Malcomb
Francisco is a Senior Project Designer at Ware Malcomb, an international design firm providing planning, architecture, interior design, branding, civil engineering and building measurement services to commercial real estate and corporate clients. As a design leader, he is actively engaged in a series of projects at various stages of design. Francisco is currently the Chair for the Emerging Professionals Committee, member of the Jean Roth Driskell Scholarship Committee, and past chair and current advisor for 2×8 Committee. Francisco provides several years of expertise to a diverse portfolio of projects; he embraces their respective communities and takes pride in helping them thrive.

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Vice Chair
Alise Robles, Assoc, AIA
Healthcare Designer, NBBJ
Alise Robles is a Healthcare Designer at NBBJ. Since graduating from USC’s School of Architecture, she has been involved in a variety of projects, from schematic design to construction documentation to construction administration. She has served as a key team member on multiple projects for top tier healthcare providers in the Los Angeles area. She contributed to the 2017 Patient Centered Design Conference and Innovation Summit where her presentation placed first in the Experiential Design Competition. Alise is dedicated to redefining welcoming and inclusive environments for patients and staff.

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