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Ms. Rebecca Abano, AIA

City Architect,
City of Santa Monica

Contact Details

City of Santa Monica
Sherman Oaks, CA


Currently manages and directs the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens' $200M bond and capital improvement program. The Program includes design and construction of all new animal exhibits, remodeling of existing animal and renovation of the Zoo's deteriorating infrastructure


Southern California Institute of Architecture
1983 To 1985

University of California, Los Angeles

Job History

Los Angeles Zoo Project Management
Program Manager
December 2005 - present

City of Los Angeles
Project Manager/Sr Architect
March 1987 - December 2005


  • Architectural Design
  • Commissioning
  • Construction Defect Analysis
  • Construction Documentation: Specifications
  • Construction Management
  • Contract Administration
  • Facility Evaluation Services
  • Facility Management
  • Furniture, Furnishings, and Equipment Installation Administration
  • Furniture, Furnishings, and Equipment Purchasing
  • Furniture, Furnishings, and Equipment Services
  • Program Management
  • Project Administration
  • Special Building Type Consultation
  • Strategic Facility Planning


  • Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)
  • Association for Women in Architecture (AWA-LA)


  • Modern Art, skiing