Immigrant Architects Coalition Podcast

Immigrant Architects Coalition Podcast

The Immigrant Architects Coalition Podcast explores immigrant architects and designers' unique experiences and perspectives. Join us as we delve into the topics that matter most to this dynamic community, including career success, business ownership, immigration laws, and mentorship. Our guests come from diverse backgrounds and share their stories of overcoming challenges and achieving success in the field of architecture and design. Whether you're a newcomer to the industry or a seasoned professional, our podcast offers valuable insights, practical advice, and inspiring stories to help you navigate your career as an immigrant architect or designer.


September 17, 2023 31 mins

Jack Ossa is a versatile professional known for his roles as an architect, designer, and podcaster. Originally from Medellin, Colombia, he earned his architecture degree in Bogota before immigrating to the United States shortly after graduating. As a first-generation immigrant, Jack possesses the unique combination of bilingualism and biculturalism, which he leverages to foster positive change at the nexus of design, strategy, and ...

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Willy Zambrano, FAIA, is the Founder and Design Principal in Charge at Zambrano Architectural Design, an award-winning multidisciplinary design studio in Freeport, Long Island. Willy’s studio focuses on designing for diverse clientele and building typologies for the past 23 years. 

A graduate from City College of the City of New York and a first-generation immigrant, Willy began practicing in 1999 as partner at AHF Architects LLC, h...

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July 27, 2023 51 mins

Gloria Kloter, AIA, NCARB, CODIA, is an award-winning architect, founder and CEO of Glow Architects, a bestselling author, and a keynote speaker. Gloria has been a practicing architect in her home country (Dominican Republic) and the United States since 2004. She has dedicated much of her career to helping other young architects grow. As a leader in the architecture community, she founded Foreign Architects, a private online commun...

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In this captivating episode of the Immigrant Architects Coalition Podcast, join hosts Graciela Carrillo, Shahad Sadeq, and Yu-Ngok Lo as they delve into the inspiring stories of fellow immigrant architects who have overcome adversity and made their mark in the field. Through candid conversations and thought-provoking discussions, the hosts will shed light on the unique experiences and challenges immigrant architects face while expl...

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