Spring 2020 Ethics and Leadership Panel

Sameena Sitabkhan

Principal, Studio SideProject,  B.Lab Coordinator AAU Architecture


Sameena Sitabkhan is first generation Angeleno, and an architect and principal at Studio SideProject in Oakland, California.  She has designed and managed projects spanning a range of building typologies from public schools and animal shelters, to public art and affordable housing. Her research has looked at the intersection of architecture and conflict, and she has been an artist and curator in residence in Michoacan, Mexico. Sameena is the co-founder of the Frogotown Artwalk in Los Angeles and has conducted Youth Architecture workshops in India and Bosnia. Formerly an Associate at David Baker Architects, Sameena is currently Studio Faculty and the B.Lab Coordinator in the School of Architecture at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. The B.Lab program is focused on advocacy and community-based design/build opportunities for underserved neighborhoods in San Francisco.