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Tina Aghassian, Assoc. AIA
Principal, HLB Lighting Design
Tina is a Principal at HLB Lighting Design with over two decades of lighting design experience. Her passion for design is fueled by a profound empathy – an ability to isolate the metaphor of a project, consider the implications, and develop nuanced lighting solutions that resonate with the design intent. As a design leader she brings a remarkable attention to detail and commitment to quality that elevates the built environment and celebrates the finer points of design. Tina brings a passion for storytelling to her projects and is an avid believer in sustainable and humancentric design practices. She volunteers her time with various organizations, is a mentor to many, and is a firm believer in lifelong learning.

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Vice Chair

Suma Spina, AIA
Principal, Director of Interiors, Johnson Fain
Suma is Principal and leads the firm’s Interior Design Studio. She has over twenty-five years of professional experience in interior design and architecture.  In her twenty years at Johnson Fain, Suma has been involved in all aspects of the design process through construction for a variety of building types including creative office, schools, hospitality, residential, and civic projects.  Suma attended California State Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo where she received her Bachelor of Architecture Degree.  Suma is a CA Registered Architect.

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Past Chair

Minya Radenkovich
Project Director, Studio PCH

Minya Radenkovich, a native of Sarajevo, Bosnia has been living and working in Los Angeles for more than two decades, practicing architecture and loving the diversity of the city and its multicultural offerings. Her extensive portfolio includes institutional, cultural, hospitality, high-end retail, single and multi-family residential, gallery, and ecclesiastical projects. Minya’s curiosity found a great medium within the field of architecture offering endless possibilities for learning and growth and variety of tasks. She is passionate about sustainable and humancentric design, that starts with establishing an empathic connection with clients. Her design preference is to find the right balance between sustainable, thoughtful, playful and timeless elements. Over the years she has developed a particular interest for lighting and furniture design while blurring the lines between architecture and interiors. She is the Project Director at StudioPCH, holds a Diploma in Architectural Engineering from University of Belgrade, is a California licensed architect and LEED Green Associate.

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