A licensed architect and design professional, Therese has experience in a variety of urban public and private, open space and mixed-use projects, with a focus on community involvement, public-private partnerships, and the creation of more livable cities. Through her work with architectural firms Moore Ruble Yudell and Rios Clementi Hale Studios, she has designed and implemented several major urban projects in the Los Angeles basin, including the Grand Avenue Project’s 12-acre Civic Park in downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood & Vine mixed-use commercial redevelopment and MTA Plaza, the Century City Greening Plan, and the ASLA award-winning Baldwin Hills Parks Plan, among others. She has worked with community, municipal, state, and federal agencies to achieve consensus and advance projects that achieve multiple objectives. Selected clients include the City of Santa Monica, the Government Services Administration, Los Angeles County, Starwood Resorts, and The Related Companies.
In addition, Therese is a founding member of the art collective The Los Angeles Urban Rangers, an interdisciplinary collective offering site-specific interpretation and investigation of the city and its various ecologies. Her work with the collective has been exhibited at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal, the 2008 Whitney Biennial, the 2009 International Architecture Biennale – Rotterdam, and will be the focus of a 2011 Engagement Party residency at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
A member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Therese is active in the Los Angeles Chapter’s Urban Design Committee. She has also served on the board of the LA Forum for Architecture and Urban Design, and on design juries at USC, Otis, and Woodbury. She holds degrees in architecture from Princeton University and University of California-Los Angeles, and currently works as a freelance designer, editor, and artist, and is a frequent guest lecturer and design critic at Otis College of Art and Design.