University of California Berkeley
Master of City Planning
University of San Francisco
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture + Community Design | Minors in Fine Arts and Public Service + Community Engagement


Advanced Project Management
Architectural Design
Community Asset Mapping
Community Engagement
Interior Design
Hand Drafting + Model Making
Meeting Facilitation
Site Analysis + Diagramming
Strategic Planning
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Sonia-Lynn Abenojar

Director of Creativity

A mover and shaker in the field of design and engagement, Sonia-Lynn works to break down barriers to the design process while developing meaningful relationships with her community partners - locally and abroad. Sonia-Lynn strives to be a student of life, taking in history, culture, art, fashion, community and food to inform her ever-evolving design aesthetic and approach to building relationships.

Sonia-Lynn is an architectural designer and project manager extraordinaire of La Union Studio. She is inspired by colors, beautiful patterns, interesting spaces, and people.

As a full-time creative and entrepreneur, she designs spaces and places that embrace culture, inspire a sense of belonging, build community with new and different people – all while traveling to experience beautiful art + architecture and delicious food. Through her work at La Union Studio, she strives to cultivate a sense of empowerment for Black, Indigenous, and communities of color in Seattle’s ever changing landscape. She identifies as Filipina-American and grew up in South Seattle where she was exposed to a wide range of identities and culture, which informs her approach to relationship building and design of the built environment. Sonia-Lynn currently serves as a member of 4Culture's Public Art Advisory Committee where she advocates for the arts and cultural placemaking in King County.

What clients are saying about us

I recommend La Union Studio all the time. They are easy to work with, it felt like a collaboration the entire time, they listen to your wants and desires and really do a great job of incorporating them as well as their own styles to make it incredible.

Mi Kim, Owner, Raised Doughnuts & Cakes

What clients are saying about us

Trusting the process with this team is simple, because they understand the reality of running a business. We trust they will accommodate your needs & the end result will be special.

Maxwell Heigh, Founder, Heigh Connects Food Group

What clients are saying about us

Sergio and Sonia are a perfect balance of accessible and professional, of community-based and institutionally-connected. They can help bridge the often totally disparate worlds of small business and commercial development. Their design solutions to complicated problems are intuitive and straightforward.

Matthew Richter, Interim Executive Director, Cultural Space Agency

What clients are saying about us

La Union Studio has helped us connect with people from the community that we were not in connection with before this project, which allowed more people to know Chebogz's story and legacy. They also have your back when issues rise and they do it in a way that doesn't scare the clients. They care!

Patrixia Paraiso, Owner, CheBogz Filipino Food

What clients are saying about us

With Sergio and Sonia, you get two people who are insanely intelligent, incredibly creative, but also really patient. I really appreciate their ability to stick to a timeline, to meet deadlines, to continue to push and to reach a vision.

Gavin Sullivan, Owner, Madrona Bureau