What we're about.
[sam•ska•ra] / səmzˈkärə / noun
The Meaning of
It is the intention behind the action that gives power to that action.
The prefix sam means well planned, well thought out, and kara means “the action undertaken.” Thus, “samskara” means "the impression of, the impact of, the action we perform with full awareness of its goals."
With over 20 years of directing high-profile projects as a licensed architect, Kelley Tapia is known for delivering imaginative and intuitive design solutions to her clients. Her leadership perspective and management approach are rooted in empathy and understanding. These principles are informed by extensive experience working on both sides of the built environment design process — as an owner and a design services leader.
Kelley’s intention to design healthy spaces for future generations led her to EcoRise, first as a volunteer, and now as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors, which has continued to inspire her to help create positive global change through mentorship and education. She is a LEED and WELL accredited professional, and a Fitwel Ambassador. Her focus is on driving future design solutions with sustainability and well-being in mind.
What Our Clients Say.
Challenge: Using Technology to enhance Well-Being + Sustainability in the Workplace
"We had a chance to work together for a year or so on an innovative set of projects combining architecture and technology to build a Workplace Experience Accelerator Program for a client in the Technology sector.
Kelley’s leadership with the client team and mentorship with the internal team was critical to the successful outcome. She leads with empathy, helping us all to achieve our best work. Kelley has an optimistic and enthusiastic nature. She is also extremely passionate about issues that impact people and she is not afraid to stand up for what is right."
- Longtime Colleague
We take seriously our responsibility to serve humanity. We believe in service with every fiber of our being - both with clients and in daily life. It’s our purpose in life.