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Sandra Bernal

Ph.D./ Architect / Planner

Institute: University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

MLAB member of the USGBC Arizona community with participation in the educational and emerging professionals committees, representing Tucson and Souther Arizona.
Board member of Watershed Management Group and member of the Tucson emerging 2030 District in the water and educational committees.
Architectural design has been the main thrust of her life. She earned a PhD from the University of Arizona and B.A. from the College of Architecture of the UNAM with a diploma of merit for
contributing to understanding architecture as an art form. She has done
graduate studies in urban planning, theory, global change and college teaching at
the University of Arizona. Her goal is to contribute to the concept of
contemporary priorities of the built environment. Her research is based on discovering ways in
which integrative desing teams can improve people's wellbeing. Simultaneously,
she has led museology projects, curatorship, and art educational programs.
Her main contributions have been to the US-Mexico Foundation, the Mexican Olympic Committee, the Federation of the Art and Culture in Sports, the National Autonomous
University of Mexico and the Embassy of South Africa. Since her arrival to
Tucson she has participated with Imagine Greater Tucson, the College of
Architecture of University of Arizona, El Presidio de Tucson, the Consulate
of Mexico, Tucson Arts Brigade, Art Making a Difference, U.S. Department of
Arts and Culture and Fundación México. She recently joined the Indoor Air
Quality Association. Her scientific posters and peer review articles has been awarded and presented by the UN Conference on Climate and Desertification, the University of Arizona and the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate.