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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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Vice Chair

Miranda Gardiner, Assoc. AIA
Vice President, Sustainable Design Leader – HKS, Inc.
Miranda Gardiner is a vice president and sustainability leader at HKS, with projects ranging from campus to commercial mixed-use. Her career has afforded her multiple international experiences including field work in Greece, a research fellowship in Germany, and a secondment with the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council. Previously, she managed LEED technical development at USGBC, including LEED for Healthcare, LEED for Retail, and LEED Pilot Credit Library. She serves on the SDGBC Board of Directors, USGBC’s LEED Advisory Committee, and as the Vice Chair for AIA-LA COTE. Miranda holds a M. Arch from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from Georgetown University.

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Past 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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