Lilliana Castro: Founder + Principal

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ABOUT

Lilliana Castro is a multi-disciplinary designer, living and working in Los Angeles, with a holistic philosophy on design. Originally from San Salvador, El Salvador, she is a graduate of The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc).

She is the founder and principal of ARCHEFFECT, established in 2010 to bridge her passion for graphics and architecture, with the ethos that design is one and can be accessible to all. Her designs primarily focus on identity, examining the concepts of place, culture and empowerment.

She is a woman, a feminist, a lesbian, and an activist with a grassroots and punk-rock approach. Her work has been experienced at the Architecture + Design Museum ‘Come In Les Femmes’, the Coachella Music & Arts Festival 2012, EDC Las Vegas 2013, Coachella Music & Arts Festival 2014, and most recently the 1st place award winner of the Yes to ADU Design Competition in Los Angeles to alleviate the humanitarian crisis of homelessness.

 

HISTORY
 
Employment
 

      Archeffect Design
      Founder + Principal
      2010 – Present

     

      LAIAD
      Professor
      2016 – Present

     

      5+design
      Graphic Designer
      2015 – Present

     

      STEREOBOT
      Designer, Fabricator, Project Manager
      2006 – Present

     
    Education
     

      The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)
      B.Arch
      2008

     

      Milano Exchange Program, Design is One
      Architecture, Furniture, Fashion and Car Design
      2008

     

      NO9: New Orlean’s Design Build Outreach
      Lower Ninth Ward Housing, Hurricane Katrina Rebuild
      2008

     

      Universidad Iberoamericana, Ciudad de México
      ECO-Communities, Architectural Sustainable Strategies
      2007

     

      Pasadena City College
      AA/GE, Art, Music, Architecture
      2005

 
CONTACT
@_lillianacastro
@archeffect