Sheila Cordova

Sheila Cordova

Department Chair
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    Design Technology Department
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    Center for Media and Design (CMD) 228

Sheila Cordova, AIA, NOMA is an architect and instructor. She is co-owner of ChoyAssociates, Architects. Her firm has worked on a variety of commercial and community projects, winning community awards for positive impacts on neighborhoods and an AIA award. She is an advocate of collaborative community engagement and human centered design.

Sheila teaches critical investigative skills for contemporary practice. Her class projects examine contemporary issues using collaboration, research, and empathy. Sheila is committed to bringing social issues into the classroom where her courses research and explore opportunities in design, innovation, and community engagement. She has taken her students to construction sites, volunteered classes for build sites at Habitat for Humanity, developed student projects to help shelters, and is a champion of human-centered design. Sheila believes collaboration, action, and social justice awareness are opportunities for students to engage with each other in real world situations and connect within their community.


  • ARC 10 - Studio 1

Past Courses

  • ARC 10 - Studio 1
  • ARC 21 - Design Communication 2
  • ARC 31 - Design Communication 3
  • IARC 40 - Studio 4: Interior Architecture
  • IARC 50 - Building Systems and Codes
  • IARC 55 - Sustainable Design

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