//Sameena Sitabkhan|Principal CA Registered Architect | NOMA


Sameena Sitabkhan is a California licensed architect deeply committed to empowering the next generation of architects through an emphasis on spatial justice. As the assistant undergraduate director at the Academy of Art SF,  she has served in the roles of Licensing Advisor, AIAS faculty advisor, and NOMAS faculty advisor.

Since 2018, she has been directing and teaching at B.Lab, the undergraduate department’s community-based design initiative. The student-designed and constructed projects have won numerous awards using creativity, listening and empathy to meeting the needs of underserved communities in the Bay Area. The program relies on a robust participatory model with neighbors, local youth, city agencies, and nonprofits.

In her own practice, she has designed and led projects spanning a range of public serving building typologies from schools and affordable housing to urban/art installations throughout the Bay Area since the early 2000s. She was previously an Associate at David Baker Architects, focused on housing for the formerly homeless and has completed ground-up charter and public school buildings throughout California.

Sameena has a Masters degree in Architecture from SCI-Arc in Los Angeles and a BA in urban planning from UC San Diego. She is an honoree of the 2023 Community Alliance Awards // Sandra I. Vivanco Education Award and  a Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Fellow.    

//Tammy Ho|Principal


Tammy is a first generation Chinese American designer from the SF Bay Area. She has designed and managed a wide range of built work including high end hospitality, retail and single family residences. She previously worked with many firms in Los Angeles and the Bay Area, on all aspects of residential and retail work including interior renovations to ground up construction. For over sixteen years Tammy worked on international projects as a principal at Kupa Studios in Beijing, China. Her projects have been published in Dwell Magazine, Casa Abitare, and the Los Angeles Times. With a background in dance, she often thinks about architecture as a choreographed story, focused on moments in the built environment.

Tammy co-teaches an undergraduate architecture design-build studio at the Academy of Art in San Francisco.

Tammy holds a Masters degree in Architecture from SCI-Arc in Los Angeles and a BA in history of art and visual culture from UC Santa Cruz, CA.