Sandra Nam Cioffi
Sandra joined NBW in January 2013. She received a BA in Humanities from the University of Chicago and an MLA from Virginia Tech’s Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center (WAAC) in 2011. While at Virginia Tech, she was active as a graduate assistant to the program and worked as a marketing consultant with The Nature Conservancy’s National Headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. Sandra’s graduate work was recognized with several awards and honors, including the 2011 ASLA Potomac Chapter Graduate Student Honor Award, the 2011 WAAC Kyrus/Wheeler Award, and was inducted into Sigma Lambda Alpha: National Landscape Architecture Honor Society (2010) and the Virginia Tech Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society (2009). Her graduate thesis work further earned her the title 2012 Virginia Tech University Olmsted Scholar and an Honor Award for the 2012 AIA/D.C. UNBUILT Competition.
She is currently managing Phase 2 of the Eastern Glades at Memorial Park in Houston TX, and working on the Aga Khan Garden in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Centennial Park in Nashville TN, the Chahar Bagh Courtyard Garden in London, England, and the Master Plan for the Kansas City Art Institute, in Kansas City MO.
Prior to entering the field of landscape architecture, Sandra worked in the luxury fragrances industry in New York City. The architecture of scent and perfumery continues to provide inspiration in many of her current projects at NBW.