Damian Possidente



Damian is an architect with broad experience creating vibrant residential, academic, workplace and mixed-use developments for urban and campus settings. At each step of the design process, he seeks opportunities to understand and enrich the many layers of community that activate a site, and positively impact broader cultural, economic and environmental systems. An agile team leader, he brings more than 23 years of experience and a listening-focused approach to design—facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration and ensuring the incorporation of diverse voices when those perspectives can most impact project development.

Damian’s skill at contextual design that contributes to the urban fabric is highlighted throughout his broad body of work, which ranges from UC Santa Barbara San Benito, a new on-campus residential community providing much-needed affordable housing for 2,140 students, to The Now, a mixed-use commercial development with an interactive digital billboard that reflects the vibrancy of Los Angeles’ iconic Sunset Strip. In addition to project-related work, he contributes to the development of next-generation designers as a university studio critic and is actively involved as a pod leader with the ULI LA NEXT cohort, leading events with fellow professionals in conversation around community-focused goals and aspirations.


  • Carnegie Mellon University — Bachelor of Architecture

Memberships And Accreditations

  • American Institute of Architects


  • Cal Poly Pomona College of Environmental Design, Guest Critic
  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Guest Critic
  • Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture, Past Guest Critic
  • Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing (SCANPH), Member
  • ULI LA NEXT Cohort Member and Pod Leader, 2022-2024
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI), Member