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Kristi Litton, Associate AIA

Kristi Litton, Associate AIA, graduated from University of Southern California with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Architectural History. Kristi’s early career began as an appraiser and auctioneer of modern furniture and decorative art. A deep interest in “little architecture” lead to work in interiors and architecture firms in Los Angeles. After nearly two decades specializing in business operations in this industry Kristi considers architectural designers to be “her tribe”. In the time before the pandemic, Kristi enjoyed visiting with her family the neighborhood parks, galleries, and museums especially LACMA, which is a short walk from her Miracle Mile home of more than twenty years.

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Alek Zarifian, FAIA
Managing Director, Alek Zarifian Architect LLC

Alek is a very passionate and skillful architect who brings a rare combination of intellectual rigor and poetic artfulness to everything he touches. A gifted designer with a generous and poetic heart, Alek is also a consummate craftsman who brings a unique sensibility to the making of buildings, skills honed in his work as a designer on a multitude of projects of various types and natures.

In his career of thirty-four years, he has worked with major architectural firms such as CO Architects, CannonDesign, HDR, and SmithGroup in Los Angeles, with a focus on projects in health care, science and technology, and higher education market sectors. Parallel to his large-scale projects, Alek has also followed his passion in single-family residential and commercial projects where he has brought his fresh and thoughtful approach to the particular market and the community of each project.

Alek holds Bachelor’s and Master’s of Architecture degrees from the University of Southern California. He is a licensed architect in the state of California. He has been an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) since 1992 and a ranking member since 2008. He was elected as the President of the AIA Pasadena and Foothill Chapter in 2013 and was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows in 2016. His work has been published extensively both nationally and internationally and has been recognized by numerous awards at local, regional, and state levels, as well as two AIA national awards. Alek is fluent in English, Persian, and Armenian.

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Co-Vice Chair

Hansol Park, AIA, LEED AP
Vice President, Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign

Hansol brings over two decades of experience in design, leading projects from inception through completion.  His design accomplishment runs the gamut in a broad breadth of typologies from institutional to commercial and cultural to healthcare.  He delivers each project with a delicate mix of design sensibility and technical prowess.  He enjoys solving complex design challenges through rigorous exploration and persistence.  As a licensed architect at Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign, he is committed to design excellence through collaboration with all team members.

At home, Hansol loves spending the time outside, whether with his newly adapted rescue dog, Bora, or two Sulcata tortoises, Morning and Tank in the backyard, or attending his backyard beehive, or running around the Rose Bowl.

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Co-Vice Chair

Alyce Wallace, Assoc. AIA

Alyce is a California native, passionate about lighting technology, architecture, and design. She enjoys networking to expand her professional community and foster lasting relationships. In her current role as an Account Manager for Lutron, she calls on the A&D community in Los Angeles to support architects and designers to realize their vision for beautiful light, intelligent controls and powerful shades. She is dedicated to human-centric and sustainable design solutions. Prior to joining Lutron in 2019, Alyce was a West Coast Regional Sales Manager for over 10-years supporting specifiers with the selection of finely crafted hardwood flooring. She also had her own Interior Design business working on both commercial and residential projects. Alyce holds a Master of Interior Architecture from California State Polytechnic Pomona and is a Certified Interior Designer.

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Past Chair

Noel W. Fedosh, AIA, LEEP AP
Principal, LUNO Design Studio
Noel W. Fedosh, AIA, LEED AP graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture. After graduation, Noel worked at firms in New York City, San Diego, and Paris before bringing his passion for single-family residential design to Los Angeles in 2006. After over a decade of designing homes in Los Angeles, Noel co-founded LUNO Design Studio in early 2019. At LUNO, Noel most enjoys the personal connections he makes with clients, which enable him to understand their desires and bring them to life through the design of a home.

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