Vanna Whitney
Senior Associate,
AIA

My passion lies in getting to work with populations who have to struggle to be heard.

LMSA's outstanding design for people living on low incomes, living with physical and mental challenges, and experiencing homelessness, is what drew me here. LMSA has allowed me to focus on working with these populations, which is absolutely wonderful. We start a project by asking "Who are we designing for? What are their needs and desires?” I loved working on the Rene Cazenave Apartments, because we got to work closely with a bright, thoughtful team who worked directly with formerly homeless residents, they offered great insights into these questions. Here at LMSA we strive to design each project to not only meet people’s specific needs, but also to create welcoming homes that encourage healthy, vibrant communities, and enhance the surrounding neighborhood.

Rene Cazenave Apartments