Sebastian Baliva is an Architectural Associate at studioMLA. He enjoys problem-solving through design, and is passionate about creating engaging and inspiring spaces. He brings to the table a background in urban design/community development, and always strives to strengthen a project’s relationship to its surrounding context. His architectural design experience includes a variety of institutional projects comprised of university and emergency services facilities – as well as commercial and office spaces. Sebastian is skilled in a variety of digital design programs, though he greatly appreciates the value and process of working with models and physical materials.
He received his Master of Architecture from Boston Architectural College, and his Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design from the University at Buffalo.
Sebastian grew up in Rochester, NY, though he currently lives in Allston. Outside of the office, he enjoys playing guitar, experiencing live music, and spending time outdoors hiking, camping, & climbing.