PHOTO: Tibby Rothman


David Martinez is an architect in Los Angeles with a background in historic preservation and adaptive reuse. He is a transplant from Chicago and came to Los Angeles to earn a Master of Architecture from the University of Southern California. The rich architectural history of Southern California is what brought him to the area, and he continues to explore that interest both professionally and in his personal life.

email David


Vice Chair

Gabriel Cervantes, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a skilled architect and project manager who regularly leads complex science and technology projects. He has served as project manager for the new $150 million Multidisciplinary Research Building at University of California, Riverside, set to open fall 2018; and the recently opened 44,000-square-foot Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Cervantes is a member of the American Institute of Architects, Toastmasters International and the UCLA Alumni Association. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, followed by a Masters of Architecture from the University of California, Los Angeles. Cervantes resides in Los Angeles.

email Gabriel

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.

email Saul