Sandra Nam Cioffi
Sandra joined Nelson Byrd Woltz in January 2013. She received a BA in Humanities from the University of Chicago and 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, receiving the 2011 WAAC Kyrus/Wheeler Award, and consulted for the marketing department at The Nature Conservancy’s National Headquarters. Sandra’s graduate work was recognized with several awards and honors, including the 2011 ASLA Potomac Chapter Graduate Student Honor Award, and she 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. Prior to joining NBW, Sandra worked at Parker Rodriguez, Inc. on urban infill projects throughout Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland and several marketing proposals, through which she played a part in helping the firm win a project under the EPA’s Greening America’s Capitals program. She is currently working on the Devonian Botanic Garden (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada), an estate at Belcaro (Denver CO), and Hilltop Arboretum at Louisiana State University.