Marta Perlas obtained architectural degrees from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (Sci-Arc) and the Escola Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona, Spain. She began teaching at Woodbury University in 1994, and since 1999, she has been an instructor at Cal Poly Pomona, teaching all levels of design studio.
Ms. Perlas is a registered architect in the state of California. She began her professional career in 1980 in Barcelona, where she had the opportunity to work as part of the design teams for urban design specific plans for several cities in Catalunya. In California, prior to joining Mythograph, she worked as lead designer with Legorreta Arquitectos, Dworsky Associates and DMJM, Los Angeles. For the past 18 years, she has been a principal at Mythograph, where together with partner Kipp Kobayashi has completed numerous public art, civil and institutional projects for prestigious clients such as the City of Ontario, the City of Commerce, the city of San Jose, the University of Southern California, Mount Saint Mary’s College and City of Hope Medical Center. Ms. Perlas’s varied professional background and significant teaching experience in both Architecture and Urban Design provides a background in design at all levels of the program.