Mario Cipresso, Director of Design


A licensed architect in California, Illinois and Colorado, Mario Cipresso received his Master of Architecture degree from the University of California at Los Angeles in 2000 and his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1997. Several of his research projects have been published both nationally and internationally. Upon graduation Mario began working for the Pritzker Prize winning firm Morphosis Architects in Santa Monica, California, a highly progressive international design firm that is constantly defining the boundaries of contemporary architecture. Mario founded Studio SHIFT in 2004.


Master of Architecture | 2000 University of California, Los Angeles
Bachelor of Architecture | 1997 University of Illinois, Chicago

P R O F E S S I O N A L   A S S O C I A T I O N

AIA (American Institute of Architects)
USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council)

S E L E C T E D   P R O J E C T S

Giant Group Headquarters, Shanghai, China
Caltrans District 7 Headquarters, Los Angeles, CA
Hyatt Regency New Orleans Masterplan, New Orleans, LA
New Orleans National Jazz Center, New Orleans, LA
Miyi Landmark Tower + Masterplan, Miyi County, China
Anning River Aquatic Center, Miyi County, China
Animo Film & Theatre Arts High School, Los Angeles, California

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