Meet Isaiah Sigala, one of our Architectural Staff. Isaiah received both a BS of Architecture and Master of Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington. As a versatile designer, Isaiah is comfortable working in various scales and mediums. He firmly believes that empathy is at the heart of great architectural design, which requires an intentional understanding of a project’s users and its surroundings.
A Texas-Native, Isaiah is originally from a small town south of Dallas called Waxahachie (pronounced WALKS-a-hachie not WAX-a-hachie). The realm of academia has always been an interest of Isaiah’s, an interest that only grew throughout architecture school, where he pursued both research and teaching assistantships. Now firmly planted in the professional world, Isaiah looks forward to feeding his passion for learning by immersing himself in sphere of educational architecture. Isaiah loves interacting with people, whether it’s networking at a local AIA event, collaborating with the team in the office, or traveling with his wife and friends. In his free time, Isaiah enjoys tending to his balcony garden, catching up on anything NFL, or exploring DFW in search of the best restaurants around.
"To provide meaningful architecture is not to concoct it out of beautiful objects and forms, but to discover the latent harmony in an existing situation, and to reveal it."
During his time at Glenn|Partners, Isaiah has been working with Patrick Glenn and Greg Estes on the Northwest ISD Administration Building as well as with Aaron Ewert on Northwest ISD’s new High School 4.
To learn even more about Isaiah, check out the following fun facts!
Sythnwave + Lofi Chill-hop
Most Exotic Place Visited
Anywhere with a good sno-cone
Photography + Videography
Seattle Public Library
What Inspires You
Being able to contribute to the betterment of the built environment.
Isaiah first learned how to ride a bike at the age of 22. While at an AIAS conference in Knoxville Tennessee, his friends asked him to join a bike tour of downtown, which has a notoriously hilly terrain. Years after that trial by fire, Isaiah now rides his bike to work every day.
First Moment when you realized you wanted to be an Architect
I initially chose to pursue architecture in high school because it seemed to be a blend of all favorite interests: drawing, graphic design, engineering, and construction. It was during my second-year Architecture History courses, where I learned about the cultural, technological, and societal impact that architecture has, that I knew this was the profession for me.
Favorite Quote or Saying
"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing." – Albert Einstein