Silvia Cernea

Associate AIA / Designer

Silvia is a hands-on designer who finds inspiration in her travels and daily surroundings. A natural problem-solver, she approaches projects with an eye towards the future, balancing community goals with longterm sustainable thinking. During her coursework at Columbia, she investigated the impacts of climate change on architecture, and explored how the rising sea level will interact with the shoreline. She loves submerging herself into different cultures and observing how environment shapes our lives. She brings that same sensibility and passion to WRNS Studio.

Silvia earned her Master’s in Architecture from Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from UC Berkeley. She has experience in single-family housing design and remodeling, mixed-use developments, as well as architect-client interactions. Currently, she is working on the Microsoft Campus project in Mountain View, helping WRNS navigate the construction and administration phase. During her free time, you’ll find her behind the lens, snapping photos of cityscapes and building silhouettes.

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