PHOTO: Tibby Rothman

Saul D. Acosta, Assoc. AIA
Principal and Founder, DA Lighting Studio
Saul D. Acost, Assoc. AIA, MIES is a principal and founder of DA Lighting Studio, a local lighting design firm specializing in the art of lighting for the built environment. Saul is able to combine his love for architecture and technical lighting knowledge in the multitude of projects he gets to collaborate on. The AIA|LA Historic Resources Committee (HRC) presents an opportunity for Saul to explore our diverse cultural heritage and look for opportunities for the design community to contribute to the preservation and rehabilitation of our architectural landmarks.

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Vice Chair
Gabriel Cervantes, AIA

Principal, SmithGroup
Gabriel Cervantes, AIA, is a Los Angeles native and Principal with SmithGroup, a national A&E firm with a local presence in DTLA and has over 25 years of experience with a primary focus on Research and Higher Education projects. Gabriel can think of no better place to practice architecture than Los Angeles; on the one hand, a setting welcoming to new forms of expression & experimentation. On the other, a rich presence of culture & history to awe. Being a member of the Historic Research Committee allows Gabriel to explore how these, at times conflicting dualities, be simultaneously embraced.

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