Helena is most interested in creating environmentally conscious architecture and systems for sustainable networks. She is especially focused on water systems for building conditioning, daylighting design and computative fluid dynamics for energy efficiency, and occupant comfort. Helena earned a Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Monterrey in Mexico, and a Master in Environmental Building Design degree at the University of Pennsylvania.
Prior to join Overland, Helena was a Research Associate at the TC Chan Center for Building Simulation and Energy Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, where she gained experience in research and design of integrated design roadmaps for energy-efficient retrofits, survey design, data collection, analysis and visualization.
Outside of the office Helena’s interests are mountaineering, visual arts, yoga and travel. Helena has lived and worked abroad and is fluent in English, Spanish and French. In San Antonio, she is part of UTSA Sustainability Research Group, an active member of Committee on the Environment, and a “Green Schools Challenge” mentor.
Achiever / Ideation / Learner / Focus / Futuristic