Allyssa’s experience includes high-performance university campuses, socially centered civic plazas, and pedestrian-centered street design in the Sonoran Desert. In addition to conceptual design for concrete and steel, her contributions include the creation of publications and project books, the research of social identities, and tools for public engagement. She holds an MLA degree from Harvard GSD, coursework from MIT, and a BSLA from Arizona State University. Her areas or study included contaminated hydrological systems and community-led design. She is dedicated to the creation of poetic and community-led environments that communicate the ecological and cultural conditions of their region.