Alexandra Vondeling is a Registered Architect in California with over 25 years of experience in the Bay Area and Philadelphia. She currently leads the Architecture Studio at Opticos Design Inc, a Berkeley design and planning firm committed to creating walkable urban communities. Her work there focuses on delivering residential units that provide an alternate option to the single family residential home. Alex has a strong commitment to sustainability and has designed green buildings and neighborhoods for clients of all types. She is a graduate from the University of California at Berkeley and is well rooted in Berkeley where she has lived and worked for the majority of her life. Alex has been volunteering in the kitchen at BFHP’s Women’s Shelter since April of 2016 and has been a Board Member since February of 2017. When she’s not working or volunteering, Alex spends her time cooking meals for friends and exploring the Bay Area by bike or on foot with her dog, Milo.