As an intern with ORANGEWALLstudios, Cheryl Leontina combines her experience as a visual artist with a strong knowledge of 3D rendering software, including Revit and Rhino. She uses light and shadow strategically in her work to evoke the true mood and atmosphere of a space, deliberate touches that aim activate the viewer’s senses.
Cheryl is also a ceramics artist and was formerly the executive director of an art gallery in Springfield. During that time, she designed and built a home from found materials, and lived “off-the-grid.” It was an experience that inspired her to pursue a career in architecture, to learn structures and green energy solutions with a goal of designing buildings that minimize loads on resources and energy systems. She’s motivated to advocate for changes and solutions to housing problems that affect the low-income and homeless populations in Oregon.
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Architecture, Portland State University
Bachelor of Applied Science, Fine/Studio Arts, University of Oregon
Associate of Science, Business Administration, Linn-Benton Community College