Soonja M. Viniegra – Principal, Director of Design


Ms. Viniegra, founding partner of the firm, brings to each project a wealth of design experience both in physical planning, building design, and interior concepts. With an extended education including a Master of Architecture and Urban Planning degree from UCLA coupled with teaching experience, Ms. Viniegra’s approach to each design assignment is founded on a careful blend of academic knowledge and practical experience.
Ms. Viniegra’s well-focused design management skills provide the firm with the essential balance that allows Viniegra & Viniegra to offer the full range of services necessary in today’s building process.


-Bachelor of Architecture, School of Architecture, Hong-ik University, Seoul, Korea, 1968.
-Master of Architecture, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of California, Los Angeles, 1987. Topic: Design Theory


-Viniegra & Viniegra Architecture, Los Angeles, California
Principal, Director of Design – Architectural, Interior Design, and Space Planning, (1972 – present)
-California State University, Northridge
Instructor – 3rd and 4th year Interior design
Topic: Commercial and Institutional Space (1989-1990 & 1998-1999)
-University of Southern California, School of Architecture
Instructor – 3rd and 4th year design
Topic: Courtyard Housing and Urban Design. (1980-1982)
-Daniel, Mann, Johnson and Mendenhall, Los Angeles, California
Project Designer – Department of School Design (1970 – 1972)