Bella joins the firm with a background in interior architecture and an interest in housing and urbanism. Prior to joining WRNS, she gained experience in designing residential, mixed-use, industrial, and exhibition projects while at firms across the globe. Currently, she’s working on the renovation and expansion of Microsoft’s 644,000 square foot Silicon Valley Campus.
While pursuing her Master’s Degree in Architecture at the California College of the Arts, Bella held a research position with the Urban Works Agency (UWA) – a non-profit organization connecting students, architects and urbanists with policy makers and activists in order to promote design agency in urban decision making. With UWA, she organized symposia, exhibitions, and led graphic design for projects that tackling the Bay Area’s housing shortage. She is the recipient of a thesis prize, and the AIA Henry Adams Certificate of Merit for excellent GPA among other recognitions. For Bella, architecture is never a singular discipline – she is interested in all of the forces that impact an architecture, from real estate development models to new building technologies. Bella strives for a future architecture profession that is more involved with the policies that shape how and what we build in cities.