+ FURNITURE DESIGNER
+ AGING-IN-PLACE DESIGN
+ Residential Design
+ Inclusive Design
+ Community Engagement
ALVARO R. ZEPEDA
“I believe we all deserve to live in an environment that can help us grow as individuals and as part and on the benefit of our communities. I also believe in the fundamental idea that we are all responsible for caring for our environment as best as possible. As architects and designers, our role should be to inspire others with our ideas and enhance the quality of life of those around us.”
Alvaro Zepeda was born and raised in El Salvador Central America. He migrated to the United States, arriving and settling in Hollywood, California, in 1979.
He received his Master’s in Architecture degree from California State Polytechnic University at Pomona in 2004, after receiving his Bachelor’s in Architecture degree from Woodbury University in 1994. He also received a certificate in Construction Project Management from Columbia University in the City of New York in 2019.
From 2008 to 2015 was an Adjunct Faculty at Woodbury University School of Architecture. Currently, he is a visiting professor in the school of architecture at Universidad Jose Simeon Cañas (UCA) in San Salvador, El Salvador.
He has worked on projects varying from small residential to large mix-use projects and institutional and commercial developments. Consistently implementing ideas that can help limit the impacts of climate change, enhance biodiversity and improve environmental quality while contributing to economic activities and social well-being.
He specializes in architecture, with an emphasis on residential design, residential accessibility, and inclusive design for the physically disabled and the elderly. He pays special attention to Aging-in-Place design and exploring the fundamental principles of accessibility and architectural solutions for seniors and the physically disabled.