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about

Kristina Arzaga-Kotlier is an architectural designer and ceramic artist with a strong design-build background and interest in emphasizing the elemental properties of the materials with which she works. She has built work in and around the Bay Area, including installations at the Exploratorium and the Oakland Museum.

Her work explores the relationship between digital processes and handmade objects, while focusing on intentional ways to disrupt and modify each step to create unique outcomes.

Kristina received her B.A. in Interior Design and her Masters in Architecture from California College of the Arts. She has served on the Strategic Council of the American Institute of Architects, as Co-Chair for the mentorship and licensing programs at AIA San Francisco, and is currently the chair of the AIA National Associates Committee. Kristina splits her time between Berkeley and Los Angeles, California.