Sandra Montalbo, LEED AP BD+C, LFA, WELL AP

Sandra has a B.A. in Communication and Public Relations (UTSA, 2006), an M.A. in Global Leadership and Sustainable Development (Hawaii Pacific University, 2010) and a M.Arch (UTSA, 2015). In 2015, she received the Architectural Research Consortium Center’s (ARCC) King Student Medal for her research, “Architectural Design and Behavioral Effects in the Context of Sustainability”. In 2016, she was selected as the COTE Scholar with AIA National in Washington, D.C. In 2017, she was the lead researcher and primary author of “The Habits of High-Performance Firms”. In 2018, Sandra was awarded the AIA San Antonio’s Rising Star Award and served on the NCARB Experience and Advisory Committee. She also represented the AIA San Antonio on the City of San Antonio’s Energy & Building’s Technical Working Group to develop The City of San Antonio’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) and served on the USGBC South Texas Regional Council.  In 2019, she was awarded the Texas Society of Architect’s Associate Member of the Year Award and The University of Texas at San Antonio’s – College of Architecture, Construction, and Planning’s – Distinguished Alumni Award.  In 2020, she led a research team on “Intersections: Climate Change, Racial Justice & the Pandemic” for AIA National. Sandra is the Design Performance Manager at Overland Partners and is a PhD Student in the Land Use Planning Management and Design (LPMD) program at Texas Tech University.

The University of Texas at San Antonio
Master of Architecture, 2015

Hawaii Pacific University
Master of Arts, Global Leadership and Sustainable Development, 2010

The University of Texas at San Antonio
Bachelor of Arts, Communication and Public Relations, 2006