Marcos Santa Ana, AIA CPHD GC

Founder Bio:

Marcos Santa Ana, AIA, founded Alloi Inc in 2009 as a design-build corporation

Marcos was born into a family of artists, builders and craftspeople in the upstate community of Woodstock, New York. He studied architecture across the world and attributes the Scandinavian influence from studying in Aarhus, Denmark, Spanish modernism from his study in Barcelona, Spain and his American experimentalism from several influential professors at the University at Buffalo in the State of New York who earned their degrees from the Harvard Graduate School of design and Cornell University.  Marcos’ culturally-diverse education influences projects at Alloi.  

Early in his career he worked in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut with several design build companies. In 2005 he moved to Los Angeles to further develop his design build philosophy.  In 2008 he earned his general contractor license and in 2011 he earned his architecture license.  In 2018 Marcos earned his certification in high-performance design from the International Passive Haus institute in Germany to develop technical practices that enhance human comfort and reduce wasteful energy loss in the buildings he designs..