Whitney Sander: As the founder of Sander Architects, LLC, Whitney brings a unique combination of artistic vision, budget awareness, and creative problem solving to every project. Following his graduation from the Yale University School of Architecture, Whitney served in the Peace Corps in West Africa. While Yale fostered his aesthetic and intellectual development, the Peace Corps solidified his dedication to civic, humanitarian, and social causes, and to buildings grounded in economy and efficiency. Whitney has taught Architecture and Art classes at Yale, UC Berkeley, California College of the Arts (San Francisco), and Woodbury University. As an architect, Whitney is the recipient of numerous awards and honors and is considered a leader in green architecture.
Catherine Holliss: Catherine is Director of Interior Design for Sander Architects, who infuses every project with a spirit of creativity and a honed eye.
She received an MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA and is an award-winning writer and web designer. After extensive coursework in the UCLA Extension Interior Design Certificate Program, she joined Sander Architects, LLC, in 2003. Since that time, she has had a hand in the interior design of nearly every project in the office, including the William M. Lowman Concert Hall, Idyllwild Community Center Amphitheater, and numerous commercial and residential projects. She also wears many additional hats, providing writing for the website and blog posts, as well as landscaping concepts for a variety of projects. Catherine is recognized as a leader in green materials and design and has been invited to sit on several green design panels. She regularly guest lectures at UCLA and other universities.