Monica Gresser, NCARB AIA LEED AP, is the Principal Architect and Owner of BRAZENarchitecture, located in Las Vegas, NV. She has practiced architectural design for over 20 years and has managed small tenant improvment projects to large new projects across the United States. Monica's practice and interest take her and BRAZENarchitecture into the public, education, commerical, senior living, and community design sectors, where team members frequently find themselves working with community members (and kids) to improve neighborhoods.
Monica received the AIA Nevada Citizen Architect Award and the AIA Las Vegas President's Award. She currently serves as Co-Chair for the AIA Las Vegas Women in Architecture Committee, as Co-Chair for the Affordable Housing Committee, and as Clark County Commissioner Gibson's Member-at-Large for the Community Development Advisory Commitee. She judges the annual NAWIC/NEF drafting competition, mentors students, and is an annual UNLV School of Architecture design critic. She has served the Southern Nevada Continuum of Care Board as a Board Member, on the City of Las Vegas Homeless Advisory Committee, and as a 2-term President for the Illuminating Engineering Society Las Vegas Section.
Monica graduated from the Gerald D Hines College of Architecture and Design at the University of Houston (UH), where she studied urbanism at the Centre d’Etude d’Architecture et d’Urbanisme in Saintes, France, and was instrumental in creating the UH 4th Year Habitat Design-Build Studio.