Mallory Esselman

Our interest in social justice doesn’t stop at the buildings—it’s reflected in our beliefs and our interests outside of architecture.

From taking time to honor International Women’s Day, to putting on monthly sustainability “lunch and learns,” I have found that the people of LMSA care deeply about the ways architects can address these larger global issues.

One of my first projects here was a 100% affordable housing project with a ground-floor maker space located in the Mission District, near where I live. It’s exciting to be working on something that’s contributing to my neighborhood—and I believe it is important to be part of the conversation about where the Mission is going.