GIANTS! #10:

Rosa Sheng

"Even though it seems like we have biases against us, we also have...privilege, and to look at your own self through these two lenses is kind of fascinating to me."

Rosa T. Sheng, AIA is a Senior Associate at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Founder and Chairperson for Equity by Design an AIA San Francisco committee. As a licensed architect with 21 years experience in Architecture and design, Rosa has led a variety of award-winning and internationally acclaimed projects, from the aesthetically minimal, highly technical development of the glass structures for Apple’s original high-profile retail stores, to the innovative and sustainable LEED NC Gold–certified Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business at Mills College in Oakland, California.


Rosa is currently working on innovative and sustainable projects for the University of California, Davis and Dominican University of California in San Rafael. Most notably, as the Founding Chair of the AIASF Committee: Equity by Design, she lead “The Missing 32% Project,” a 2014 Equity in Architecture Survey and research study, which launched a national conversation for achieving equitable practice.



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