Ximena Blanco, AIAAssociate
Where were you born?
I was born in a city closer to the stars, Bogota, Colombia, 8,661 feet above sea level.
What’s the best thing about working in this industry?
The best thing about working in this industry is to see an idea evolve into something unique, functional, and beautiful while being realistic. I also enjoy working with a diverse group of people and clients. It’s rewarding to see how the final design meets their needs.
What’s something you’d still love to learn?
I am interested in learning more about immersive technologies and new ways to help communicate design ideas and concepts better.
What do you hope to see in the future in the world of architecture and design?
I hope to see more virtual integration as a tool to improve the process of design and problem-solving. I also hope to see more sustainable design and green buildings reach all types of communities.
What is something you collect?
I collect good memories.
What is your favorite hobby?
Photography is one of my passions. I also like cooking and baking for family and friends on special occasions.