America Alva

Genre: Alternative, Folk
Hometown: Austin, TX

Vocalist, 3 Penny Opera. 

Also an architectural guru. From America's LinkedIn:

I discovered my passion for architecture walking the shadowed, skyscraper-lined streets of New York City. With a degree in art history from the University of Texas under my belt, my goal was to create every building in the most visually appealing way possible, while at the same time ensuring functionality and sustainability. After achieving my Bachelor of Architecture from New York Institute of Technology, I returned to Austin to plant roots and build a family.

I continue to seek opportunities to learn more about sustainability and construction and have been certified as both a LEED Accredited Professional and Construction Documents Technologist. Additionally, I have worked to stay up-to-date on the most current changes in architecture and I have become proficient in SketchUp and Revit architecture software.

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Posted on 6/2/01