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Petra Stanev 
RA, LEED AP – Principal

Petra Stanev RA LEED AP, founding principal, has a steadfast belief in the transformative power of good design.  She is a critical thinker with an eye for material and detail.  She brings design vision and leadership to the firm’s creative ventures and oversees design, detailing and management in the office.

Petra co-founded Stanev Potts after nine years at Dagit Saylor and Bohlin Cywinski Jackson where she was Project Architect of the award winning LEED Silver Terasaki Life Sciences Building at UCLA as well as of the University of Colorado Denver’s School of Dental Medicine.  She is a registered architect in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a LEED Accredited Professional

Petra earned her Master of Architecture from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design after graduating cum laude from the University of Delaware with an Honors Degree in Anthropology.  Interested in the technical aspects of design and construction methodologies, she received a Fulbright Grant to study the environmental adaptations of vernacular architecture in northern Bulgaria.  Tangential passions that further inform her architectural thinking include glass blowing, art book design and fabrication, clothing and jewelry design and production.

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