Laila S. Montenegro, Associate AIA

Laila S. Montenegro, Associate AIA

Laila S. Montenegro, Associate AIA, Architectural + Interior Designer

Laila S. Montenegro, Associate AIA

Laila Montenegro is a Multi-Cultural Nicaraguan (Miskito), Project Architect & Project Manager. She has 21 years of Architectural Design experience and completed her Master of Architecture in 2017 from The Academy of Art University of San Francisco, which focused on Sustainable Architecture and Urban Planning. Laila’s design methodology focuses on environmental preservation and cultural art integration. She has extensive knowledge in Interior Design, Native American Architecture and Design-Build residential and commercial projects. She has volunteered in several grassroots projects in the Philippines, Israel, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Canada and several states across the United States. She facilities a collaborative community engagement process with a series of kit-of-parts (visioning, programming & design) workshops conducted with those who will reside or work in the building(s) to have a direct voice in the planning and design of a project.


Masters of Architecture, Academy of Art University, C.A. 2017

Bachelors of Science in Interior Design, High Point University, N.C. 2006

Minor in Art History and Studio Art, High Point University, N.C. 2006

Professional Practice

7 Directions Architects / Planners Architectural Designer, Architect, Seattle, WA, 2016-present

Living Blueprint LLC, Principle Designer, Seattle, WA, 2013- present

Rally Marketing Group, Event Planner/ Team Lead, Seattle, WA, 2009-2012

5AM Productions Inc, Set Designer, Seattle, WA, 2009-2011

LKA Architecture, Lead Interior Designer, Architectural Drafter, Seattle, WA, 2006-2009

Representative Projects

Roberto Maestas Sculpture Project, Seattle, WA, 2017

  1. Entry Stage and Kiosko Project, Seattle, WA, 2017

Dat-naa-svt Housing Village, Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation, CA, in-progress

Stillaguamish Housing Village, Arlington, WA, in-progress

The Station Cafe, Seattle, WA, 2017

Simmons Residence, Seattle, WA, 2016

Roy Residence, Seattle, WA, 2016

Dr. Srinivasan Leschi Residence, Seattle, WA 2009

Wong-Miller Residence, CA, 2008

King-Ohana Residence, HI, 2007

Dolan Residence, Seattle, WA, 2006

Oskui Residence, High Point, NC 2005

Dr. Watkins, Dental Clinic, Greensboro, NC 2004


AutoCAD, Sketch-Up, Vector Works, Solid Works, Adobe Suite, Design Workshop support/facilitation