Colline Hernandez-Ayala
Partner, GTM Architects, Bethesda, MD

B.Arch, Syracuse University, 1989

Colline is a partner at GTM Architects, where she has practiced since 2004 and leads the Multifamily/Mixed-Use Studio. She is a member of the National Organization of Minority Architects, Urban Land Institute, Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, and is a former board member of Cultural Tourism DC. She possesses over 25 years of experience being involved in all phases of the design process from initial feasibility and land-use analysis thru construction. Ayala began her career as an architectural designer at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in Chicago, working on high-rise commercial structures. As a student at Syracuse, Ayala participated in Delta Sigma Theta sorority, the Student African American Society and C-STEP. This September she will be awarded the Chancellor’s Citation Medal at the Coming Back Together African American and Latino alumni reunion.