Simone Barth-Auster

Associate Principal

Simone is an architect and project manager with 19 years of experience in the planning and execution of higher education, civic and cultural projects. She is a skilled facilitator of large and complex stakeholder groups, uniting diverse perspectives into shared goals and community-serving built environments. Her thoughtful attention to detail and craft reaches back to her formative experience as a carpenter apprentice, a family tradition, prior to architecture and engineering study.

Simone is a dedicated champion of environmental stewardship through climate-responsive project design, policy advocacy, and active involvement in AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) programs at the local and state level. She contributes to global design dialogue and the development of future architects as a frequent speaker, university instructor and studio critic.

Education

  • University of Applied Sciences — Master of Architecture

Community

  • AIA California Council Committee on the Environment (COTE), Steering Committee Member and Advocacy Co-chair
  • AIA Los Angeles Committee on the Environment (COTE), Member and Past Chair
  • AIA Los Angeles Women in Architecture (WIA), Committee Member
  • Architectural Foundation LA, Past Vice President
  • Cal Poly Pomona College of Environmental Design, Guest Critic
  • Glenn Murcutt Master Class, Critic and Assistant Teacher
  • Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, Teacher and Invited Lecturer