Project Management & Design, Assoc. AIA
After moving to the United States at age 6, Erica Obertelli grew up in an 1820's farmhouse outside of Boston which her family gradually renovated. She returned to the UK for high school, and was awarded the all-school art prize upon graduation. With a liberal arts degree in Literature , a concentration in Art and a Masters of Education in Montessori teaching, she moved to Santa Barbara and worked as a primary teacher at Santa Barbara Montessori School for 6 years. Erica returned to school to pursue a Masters of Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona, where she was awarded several teaching assistantships and invitations to exhibit her work. Her graduate thesis proposed a 42-acre sustainable community center and park in downtown Los Angeles. The center and surrounding park would serve one of the most economically depressed and least verdant areas of LA, providing outdoor space, classes, community gardens and pedestrian connections. At Winick Architects from 2011-2015, Erica managed several high fashion store remodels before joining Bildsten Architecture and Planning, where she has taken on the design and project management for a wide variety of projects.
California Polytechnic University in Pomona, CA, M.Arch, 2011.
Loyola University, Baltimore, MD, M.Ed (Montessori Education), 2002.
University of Dallas, College of Art, B.A. (Literature and Art), 1999.
Rome Study abroad Program, 1997.
Membership & Affiliation AIA Associate Member 2011- Present AIA Associate Director 2017