Passionate about design and wellness, Tanya Paz leverages her training in architecture and policy to create beautiful spaces that enhance society. She launched CAMA’s West Coast office, marrying these interests with CAMA’s mission to empower well-being through design. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University and a Masters in Architecture from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. Her work has taken her from Rwanda to Latin America, notably as a Fulbright Scholar evaluating new processes for design and health access in resource-limited settings. She later spent several years building MASS Design Group's U.S. practice, deploying human-centered design methodologies to support the development of care interiors domestically and abroad.
Tanya leveraged this process joining SOM and later Gensler in the Health & Wellness Practice Area. She is heavily involved in community engagement projects, including a Great Streets Project funded through Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office. This initiative resulted in a series of temporary transformative infrastructure projects that addressed community health through play and neighborhood rejuvenation.
Tanya has served on the NCARB Think Tank identifying barriers to the diversification of the architecture profession. She was honored as an AIA Equity by Design Thought Leader in 2016, and was a panelist at AIA LA's 2017 Powerful Conference.