Antonio Plascencia, an Architect in Training II with CSHQA, enjoys finding new ways to do familiar tasks and enjoys the buzz of brainstorming sessions in a team environment.  He finds motivation in assisting others and knowing that his efforts will positively affect the team and ultimately lead to achieving the desired end-result. He currently designs and prepares plans using computer-aided-design and drafting software to produce finished drawings. His objective is to continue training and working under the guidance of a practicing architect and eventually pursue his license to practice architecture.

Antonio loves to volunteer within the community.  He recalls his early years in elementary school, not knowing how to speak English, and how the many volunteers helped his family assimilate. Those volunteers continue to inspire him today.

Antonio volunteered with a College of Idaho spring break service to build tiny homes for families living near the Tijuana, Mexico, landfill.  Such families live on a few dollars a day recycling what they can from ‘el dumpo.’  The homes have concrete floors, two rooms, a locking door, three windows, limited electrical service, and a composite roof.  To receive homes families must volunteer at a nearby orphanage.

On a personal note, Antonio’s grandmother was a beekeeper as a young woman and inspired him to follow in her path.  He has been a beekeeper for three years now.

US Green Building Council (USGBC) – Idaho Chapter

Antonio Plascencia, MBA

Architect in Training II

MBA, Business Administration, Northwest Nazarene University, 2014
BA, Language & Culture, Minor, Management Information Systems, College of Idaho in 2006
AAS, Drafting Technology, Boise State University, 1998