Sejal Sonani

Director of Architecture

HLW

Sejal Sonani is a principal at HLW international and a licensed architect. She heads up the architectural design practice for the Santa Monica based LA office of HLW. Her career in architecture started with a Bachelor of Architecture degree in India. In 2003 she travelled to Los Angeles to earn a Master of Architecture degree from USC and continued practicing architecture with several religious, educational, and multifamily residential projects in the city.

Sejal joined HLW international in 2012 as an associate and was made director of architecture in 2015. For the past five years, Sonani has set the design direction for over 1.5 million square feet of creative office projects in Los Angeles area. She has been instrumental in growing the LA architectural studio to a multidisciplinary practice providing architectural, interior design, landscape, and lighting design services. Sejal is the global market sector lead for adaptive re-use, repositioning, and ground up construction of office buildings.

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