Since joining Retail Design Collaborative in 1994, Mitra Esfandiari, AIA, has made significant contributions to the firm's entertainment and high-end retail portfolio. She has led teams on a variety of award-winning experiential retail projects such as the repositioning of Del Mar Highlands Town Center in San Diego and Meridian Town Center in Idaho. Mitra has also led award-winning entertainment projects, such as Pacific’s The Grove Theater and Island Cinema. Mitra possesses a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Washington, a master’s degree in architecture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and a certificate of post-professional studies in architecture and urban design from UCLA. She is a licensed architect in California and an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.