Tracy founded her firm, Tracy A. Stone Architect, in 1991 in Los Angeles, California. The firm offers expertise in both commercial and residential construction with an emphasis on environmentally sensitive design. Tracy is a member of the US Green Building Council and has been a LEED Accredited Professional in Building Design and
Construction since 2003. She brings to her architectural practice a working knowledge of sustainable strategies, technologies and materials.
In addition to her practice, Tracy has served on the Pasadena Green Ribbon Committee and the Los Angeles Green Building Technical Advisory Committee, helping both cities to develop and implement Green Building Codes. Tracy is currently the Political Outreach Director for the Architecture for Communities Los Angeles (ACLA) and the Vice-President of the Association for Women in Architecture and Design (AWA+D). She served as chair of the Angeleno Heights HPOZ Board from 1997-2002 and as co-chair of the LA AIA GO! Committee in 2022 and of the Committee on the Environment (COTE) in 2010. In 2008, Tracy co-founded the Elysian Valley Arts Collective, a non-profit arts organization, and she has acted as president of the organization since inception.
Tracy taught environmental design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena from 1997 – 2006 and in the Interior Architecture Department at Woodbury University from 2000 – 2015.
Tracy received a bachelor’s degree with distinction in Art History from Cornell University in New York and a Masters in Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin where she was awarded the Alpha Rho Chi Bronze Medal for student accomplishment. Tracy was licensed as an Architect by the State of California in 1989. She has designed a variety of projects including a number of small lot subdivisions and custom homes, an elderly board and care facility, a battered women’s center, television production offices and several animal kennels. One of these, the North Central Animal Services Center for the City of Los Angeles (designed in collaboration with ChoyAssociates), has received LEED Gold Certification from the US Green Building Council. Tracy’s work has won numerous design awards including an Award of Merit from the Pasadena/Foothill chapter of the AIA, the “Best Green Building of 2007” award from California Construction Magazine, and an “Exceptional Achievement Award” from the Southern California Development Forum. Tracy was named “Woman of the Year” in 2015 for Elysian Valley by Congressman Adam Schiff, and an “Impact-Maker to Watch” for 2019 by Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell and Stratiscope. Publications include Dream Homes, Voyage LA, March Magazine, LA Architect Magazine, Architectural Record, and the LA Times.