B Lab Community Outreach Coordinator
NOMAS Faculty Advisor
A first generation Indian American architect who grew up in Los Angeles, Sameena Sitabkhan brings an expertise and emphasis on community based thinking and spatial justice. A competent project architect , she has designed and managed projects spanning a range of public serving building typologies from schools , affordable housing to urban/art installations throughout the Bay Area over the past 15 years. She was previously an Associate at David Baker Architects, focused on housing for the formerly homeless and has completed charter schools and and public school ground up buildings throughout California. As the Director of the Building Lab (B.Lab) Program at the Academy of Art in SF, she has led students to engage, design and build in underserved neighborhoods in the Bay Area through a robust participatory model with neighbors, local youth, city agencies and non profits. This experience led her to found Studio Sideproject with 2 like minded collaborators to create at the intersection of narrative, design and advocacy in the built environment.