Suelamita Shkrobanets grew up with a family in the real estate and construction business. From winning second place in an elementary school mural competition to taking first place in the 2016 California ProStart Culinary Cup Competition, design has become a part of who she is. After high school she attended CSUS, pursuing a career in the hospitality management field beginning with a double major in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Administration (RPTA), and a BA in Interior Design. Because Sac State’s interior design program includes a concentration in architecture, the more classes she took the more Suelamita fell in love with the architecture field. She opted to drop the RPTA major and focus on becoming an Architect. “I went from the dream of owning my own hotels, to designing my own hotels.”
Now an AIT I in CSHQA’s Sacramento office, she provides general architectural support on a variety of projects while benefiting from mentorship by an experienced architect. Prior to joining the firm, Suelamita worked with contractors and developers on new construction projects in Paradise, CA helping to rebuild the town destroyed during the 2018 Paradise Camp Fire in Butte County.
Outside of work Suelamita enjoys teaching Sunday School. She is also highly creative, making greeting cards out of recycled materials such as dried flowers, cardboard, fabric, etc., and loves pottery, creating assorted items out of clay. She also designs t-shirts/ hoodies/sweatshirts and stickers.
Licensing and Certification
Licensed Contractor: CA #934470
BFA, Interior Architecture, California State University, Sacramento