Atianna Cordova

Independent Researcher and Designer, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Atianna Cordova is a native of New Orleans, and is passionate about using design as a tool to assist under-served communities and those affected by disasters. She is recognized as LSU School of Architecture's first McNair research scholar, and her research focuses on architecture and homelessness in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Atianna was also honored as an LSU Tiger Twelve recipient for the 2016 graduating class. In addition, she was awarded a 2016 University of California at Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Architectural Design Excellence Travel Fellowship, for traveling to Haiti to further her research and examine the sheltering strategies that have been employed to assist those affected by the 2010 earthquake. Atianna is an avid community advocate, and works at the intersection of cultural preservation, disaster planning and community development. She received her bachelor of architecture (B.Arch) at Louisiana State University, and her M.Sc. in disaster resilience leadership from Tulane University.


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