#MentorMonday: Jermaine Ruffin

Welcome to #MentorMonday! Mondays are dedicated to celebrating Black LICENSED Architects, Designers, and individuals in the profession of Architecture! The questions asked to these individuals are to allow us into their lives and to be used as an inspiration. I hope you all enjoy this series. Name: Jermaine Ruffin Hometown: Canton, Ohio What/who sparked your … Continue reading #MentorMonday: Jermaine Ruffin

#MentorMonday: Jennifer Estime

Welcome to #MentorMonday! Mondays are dedicated to celebrating Black LICENSED Architects, Designers, and individuals in the profession of Architecture! The questions asked to these individuals are to allow us into their lives and to be used as an inspiration. I hope you all enjoy this series. Name: Jennifer Estime - JenniferEstime.com Hometown: Miami, Florida /Haitian-American Current … Continue reading #MentorMonday: Jennifer Estime

#FutureArchitectFriday: Cordaroe L. Oscar

Hi readers! It’s #FutureArchitectFriday. A day to celebrate those pushing themselves to becoming licensed architects. Name: Cordaroe L. Oscar   Hometown: Chicago   Educational Status: UW-Milwaukee Alumni, Degree BSAS   How would you describe your experience as a Black Architecture student? My experience as a Black Architecture student was exciting and eventful. I was so … Continue reading #FutureArchitectFriday: Cordaroe L. Oscar

#FutureArchitectFriday: Stanley Evans, II

Hi readers! It’s #FutureArchitectFriday. A day to celebrate those pushing themselves to becoming licensed architects. Name: Stanley Evans, II   Hometown: Pahokee, FL   Educational Status: 1st year Grad student studying Architecture at Florida International University. Previously received a Masters degree in Hospitality Management (Specialization in Real Estate Development) from Florida International University as well   How … Continue reading #FutureArchitectFriday: Stanley Evans, II

#FutureArchitectFriday: Ashanni McClam

Hi readers! It’s #FutureArchitectFriday. A day to celebrate those pushing themselves to becoming licensed architects. Name: Ashanni McClam   Hometown: Washington, DC   Educational Status: 2nd Arch Student, transfer   How would you describe your experience as a Black Architecture student? It has been trying but amazing experience for the real world. You have to … Continue reading #FutureArchitectFriday: Ashanni McClam

FutureArchitectFriday: Kemet Floyd

Hi readers! It’s #FutureArchitectFriday. A day to celebrate those pushing themselves to becoming licensed architects. Name: Kemet Charles Taizon Floyd   Hometown: Born and raised in Dayton, OH   Educational Status: Recent graduate of Kent State University with B.S. Architecture and Minor in Sustainability   How would you describe your experience as a Black Architecture … Continue reading FutureArchitectFriday: Kemet Floyd

#FutureArchitectFriday: Kirk Dixon, Jr.

Hi readers! It’s #FutureArchitectFriday. A day to celebrate those pushing themselves to becoming licensed architects. Name: Kirk Dixon, Jr.   Hometown: Dallas, TX   Educational Status: Graduate with a Master of Architecture Degree   How would you describe your experience as a Black Architecture student? My experience was challenging. I started the M.Arch program at … Continue reading #FutureArchitectFriday: Kirk Dixon, Jr.

#FutureArchitectFriday: Alisonya Poole

Hi readers! It’s #FutureArchitectFriday. A day to celebrate those pushing themselves to becoming licensed architects. Name: Alisonya Poole   Hometown: Leesburg, VA   Educational Status: I received my Master of Architecture from Hampton University in 2015. I am currently attending the University of North Carolina Charlotte for a Master of Urban Design (2019-2020) and a … Continue reading #FutureArchitectFriday: Alisonya Poole

#FutureArchitectFriday: Joel Mieses

Hi readers! It’s #FutureArchitectFriday. A day to celebrate those pushing themselves to becoming licensed architects. Name: Joel Mieses   Hometown: I was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and migrated to the US at the age of 12 and settled in Daytona Beach, FL   Educational Status: Master of Landscape Architecture 2010, Bachelors of Architecture … Continue reading #FutureArchitectFriday: Joel Mieses

#FutureArchitectFriday: Tunmi Da Silva

Hi readers! It’s #FutureArchitectFriday. A day to celebrate those pushing themselves to becoming licensed architects. Name: Tunmi Da Silva   Hometown: Antioch, CA   Educational Status: Recent Grad    How would you describe your experience as a Black Architecture student? It was…challenging. I often found that after the 5th museum or train station design that … Continue reading #FutureArchitectFriday: Tunmi Da Silva

#MentorMonday: Melanie Ray, AIA + NOMA + LEED Green Associate

Welcome to #MentorMonday! Mondays are dedicated to celebrating Black LICENSED Architects, Designers, and individuals in the profession of Architecture! The questions asked to these individuals are to allow us into their lives and to be used as inspiration. I hope you all enjoy this series. Name: Melanie Ray Hometown: Jersey City, NJ, but born in … Continue reading #MentorMonday: Melanie Ray, AIA + NOMA + LEED Green Associate

#FutureArchitectFriday: Demar Matthews

Hi readers! It’s #FutureArchitectFriday. A day to celebrate those pushing themselves to becoming licensed architects. Name: Demar Matthews   Hometown: Moreno Valley, CA   Educational Status: 3rd Yr. M.Arch Student   How would you describe your experience as a Black Architecture student? Different from most other students. Typically being the only one who looks like … Continue reading #FutureArchitectFriday: Demar Matthews

#FutureArchitectFriday: Siyasanga Makie

Hi readers! It’s #FutureArchitectFriday. A day to celebrate those pushing themselves to becoming licensed architects. Name: Siyasanga Makie   Hometown: Berlin, South Africa   Educational Status: Bachelor of Architectural Studies    How would you describe your experience as a Black Architecture student? University was a hard time of trying to find my footing as a … Continue reading #FutureArchitectFriday: Siyasanga Makie

#FutureArchitectFriday: Jade Stansbury

Hi readers! It’s #FutureArchitectFriday. A day to celebrate those pushing themselves to becoming licensed architects. Name: Jade Stansbury   Hometown: Matteson, IL   Educational Status: Master of Architecture – Kendall College of Art and Design – May 2019 Bachelor of Applied Arts in Fashion Design – May 2014   How would you describe your experience … Continue reading #FutureArchitectFriday: Jade Stansbury

#MentorMonday: Jonathan Clark

Welcome to #MentorMonday! Mondays are dedicated to celebrating Black LICENSED Architects, Designers, and individuals in the profession of Architecture! The questions asked to these individuals are to allow us into their lives and to be used as an inspiration. I hope you all enjoy this series. Name: Jonathan Clark  Hometown: Huntsville, Alabama What/who sparked your … Continue reading #MentorMonday: Jonathan Clark

#FutureArchitectFriday: Jazmin House

Hi readers! It’s #FutureArchitectFriday. A day to celebrate those pushing themselves to becoming licensed architects. Name: Jazmin Coco House   Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio   Educational Status: Tennessee State University B.S. Fashion Merchandise University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Masters of Architecture   How would you describe your experience as a Black Architecture student? My experience as … Continue reading #FutureArchitectFriday: Jazmin House

#FutureArchitectFriday: Shawn T. Waddell

Hi readers! It’s #FutureArchitectFriday. A day to celebrate those pushing themselves to becoming licensed architects. Name: Shawn T. Waddell   Hometown: Greensboro, NC, USA    Educational Status: I graduated from North Carolina A&T State University with my B.S. in Architectural Engineering in 2015. Then I came to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and graduated with … Continue reading #FutureArchitectFriday: Shawn T. Waddell

#FutureArchitectFriday: Paul Bamson

Hi readers! It’s #FutureArchitectFriday. A day to celebrate those pushing themselves to becoming licensed architects. Name: Paul Bamson   Hometown: Abuja, Nigeria   Educational Status: BARCH '16 and MLA '18    How would you describe your experience as a Black Architecture student? It was challenging for me because architecture wasn't something I was exposed to growing … Continue reading #FutureArchitectFriday: Paul Bamson

#MentorMonday: Trystin Kier Francis, Allied ASID, AIAS, NOMAS

Welcome to #MentorMonday! Mondays are dedicated to celebrating Black LICENSED Architects, Designers, and individuals in the profession of Architecture! The questions asked to these individuals are to allow us into their lives and to be used as an inspiration. I hope you all enjoy this series. Name: Trystin Kier Francis  Hometown: Bronx, NY What/who sparked … Continue reading #MentorMonday: Trystin Kier Francis, Allied ASID, AIAS, NOMAS

#FutureArchitectFriday: Timothy Uzoigwe

Hi readers! It’s #FutureArchitectFriday. A day to celebrate those pushing themselves to becoming licensed architects. Name: Tim Uzoigwe   Hometown: I was born in Lagos, Nigeria, but I live in Houston, TX.   Educational Status: Studied at University of Illinois Urbana Champaign(M.Arch) Currently Designer at Gensler.     How would you describe your experience as a Black … Continue reading #FutureArchitectFriday: Timothy Uzoigwe

#FutureArchitectFriday: Mustapha Williams

Hi readers! It’s #FutureArchitectFriday. A day to celebrate those pushing themselves to becoming licensed architects. Name: Mustapha Williams   Hometown: Nashville, TN   Educational Status: Professional Bachelor of Architecture from Univ of Tenn-Knoxville   How would you describe your experience as a Black Architecture student? In a class of only a few black architecture students I … Continue reading #FutureArchitectFriday: Mustapha Williams

#MentorMonday: Anson Stuart, AIA, PMP©, LEED© G.A., ICC (B-2)

Welcome to #MentorMonday! Mondays are dedicated to celebrating Black LICENSED Architects, Designers, and individuals in the profession of Architecture! The questions asked to these individuals are to allow us into their lives and to be used as an inspiration. I hope you all enjoy this series. Name: Anson M. Stuart Hometown: Nassau, Bahamas What/who sparked … Continue reading #MentorMonday: Anson Stuart, AIA, PMP©, LEED© G.A., ICC (B-2)

#FutureArchitectFriday: Renaldo Rivera

Hi readers! It’s #FutureArchitectFriday. A day to celebrate those pushing themselves to becoming licensed architects. Name: Renaldo Rivera   Hometown: Leavenworth, Kansas   Educational Status: Architecture degree (master degree starts in the summer)   How would you describe your experience as a Black Architecture student? I would describe my experience thinking outside of the box … Continue reading #FutureArchitectFriday: Renaldo Rivera

#FutureArchitectFriday: Kim Johnson

Hi readers! It’s #FutureArchitectFriday. A day to celebrate those pushing themselves to becoming licensed architects. Name: Kim Johnson   Hometown: South side of Chicago, Illinois   Educational Status: Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture with Psychology minor; Master of Architecture and Master of Science in Civil + Environmental Engineering   How would you describe your experience … Continue reading #FutureArchitectFriday: Kim Johnson

#FutureArchitectFriday: Nehemie Souverain, Assoc. AIA, LEED Green Assoc.

Hi readers! It’s #FutureArchitectFriday. A day to celebrate those pushing themselves to becoming licensed architects. Name: Nehemie Souverain    Hometown: Elmont, NY   Educational Status: BARCH Graduate   How would you describe your experience as a Black Architecture student? It was a great learning experience, I learned so much about myself, and how much I was … Continue reading #FutureArchitectFriday: Nehemie Souverain, Assoc. AIA, LEED Green Assoc.

#FutureArchitectFriday: Brandon O. Fennell

Hi readers! It’s #FutureArchitectFriday. A day to celebrate those pushing themselves to becoming licensed architects. Name: Brandon O. Fennell   Hometown: Lithonia, Georgia   Educational Status: Post Graduate Student   How would you describe your experience as a Black Architecture student? So far my experience as a Black architecture student has been an eye opening … Continue reading #FutureArchitectFriday: Brandon O. Fennell

#MentorMonday: Jerel McCants, RA

Welcome to #MentorMonday! Mondays are dedicated to celebrating Black LICENSED Architects, Designers, and individuals in the profession of Architecture! The questions asked to these individuals are to allow us into their lives and to be used as an inspiration. I hope you all enjoy this series. Name: Jerel McCants Hometown: Chattanooga, TN What/who sparked your … Continue reading #MentorMonday: Jerel McCants, RA

#FutureArchitectFriday: Shesi Azeez

Hi readers! It’s #FutureArchitectFriday. A day to celebrate those pushing themselves to becoming licensed architects. Name: Shesi Azeez Hometown: Columbus, NJ   Educational Status: 4th Year Undergraduate Student at NJIT (New Jersey Institute of Technology)   How would you describe your experience as a Black Architecture student? I would say my experience so far has … Continue reading #FutureArchitectFriday: Shesi Azeez

#MentorMonday: Jennifer Matthews, Assoc. AIA

Welcome to #MentorMonday! Mondays are dedicated to celebrating Black LICENSED Architects, Designers, and individuals in the profession of Architecture! The questions asked to these individuals are to allow us into their lives and to be used as an inspiration. I hope you all enjoy this series. Name: Jennifer T. Matthews, Associate AIA About Me - Jennifer … Continue reading #MentorMonday: Jennifer Matthews, Assoc. AIA

#FutureArchitectFriday: Jimmie Drummond, III

Hi readers! It’s #FutureArchitectFriday. A day to celebrate those pushing themselves to becoming licensed architects. Name: Jimmie Drummond, III   Hometown: Bowie, MD (Prince George’s County)   Educational Status: B.FA Interior Design; Howard University. M.Arch + M.FA Lighting Design from Parsons The New School of Design Employment Status: Architectural Designer at SHoP Architects in New … Continue reading #FutureArchitectFriday: Jimmie Drummond, III

#MentorMonday: Michael Allen

Welcome to #MentorMonday! Mondays are dedicated to celebrating Black LICENSED Architects, Designers, and individuals in the profession of Architecture! The questions asked to these individuals are to allow us into their lives and to be used as an inspiration. I hope you all enjoy this series. Name: Michael Oneal Allen Hometown: Conway, South Carolina What/who sparked … Continue reading #MentorMonday: Michael Allen

#FutureArchitectFriday: Julian K. Phillips

Hi readers! It’s #FutureArchitectFriday. A day to celebrate those pushing themselves to becoming licensed architects. Name: Julian Kenard Phillips Hometown: Memphis, TN Educational Status: Bachelors in Architecture, currently working on Masters in Architecture How would you describe your experience as a Black Architecture student? Being black in this profession has taught me the importance of … Continue reading #FutureArchitectFriday: Julian K. Phillips

#FutureArchitectFriday: Regina Jordan

Hi readers! It’s #FutureArchitectFriday. A day to celebrate those pushing themselves to becoming licensed architects. Name: Regina Jordan Hometown: Charlotte, NC Educational Status: Master of Architecture, Hampton University  How would you describe your experience as a Black Architecture student? I chose to attend an HBCU in order to surround myself with like-minded people pursuing similar goals. … Continue reading #FutureArchitectFriday: Regina Jordan

#MentorMonday: Ricardo de Jesús Maga Rojas

Welcome to #MentorMonday! Mondays are dedicated to celebrating Black LICENSED Architects, Designers, and individuals in the profession of Architecture! The questions asked to these individuals are to allow us into their lives and to be used as an inspiration. I hope you all enjoy this series. Name: Ricardo de Jesús Maga Rojas Hometown: Born in … Continue reading #MentorMonday: Ricardo de Jesús Maga Rojas

#FutureArchitectFriday: TraShanna Shelton

Hi readers! It’s #FutureArchitectFriday. A day to celebrate those pushing themselves to becoming licensed architects. Name: TraShanna Shelton Hometown: Greensboro, NC Educational Status: Second Year Architecture Student How would you describe your experience as a Black Architecture student? At the beginning it was difficult, I often found myself taking classes where I was the only … Continue reading #FutureArchitectFriday: TraShanna Shelton

#FutureArchitectFriday: Hani Salih

Hi readers! It’s #FutureArchitectFriday. A day to celebrate those pushing themselves to becoming licensed architects. Name: Hani Salih Hometown: Bristol, United Kingdom Educational Status: University Graduate How would you describe your experience as a Black Architecture student? I was very lucky to attend a fairly diverse school (Manchester School of Architecture), so I never felt … Continue reading #FutureArchitectFriday: Hani Salih

#FutureArchitectFriday: Zakiya Toney

Hi readers! It’s #FutureArchitectFriday. A day to celebrate those pushing themselves to becoming licensed architects. Name: Zakiya Toney, soon to be Zakiya Wiggins (July) Hometown: Cary, NC Educational Status: BED-A from NC State (2015), M.Arch from Morgan State University (2017) How would you describe your experience as a Black Architecture student? I would describe my … Continue reading #FutureArchitectFriday: Zakiya Toney

#MentorMonday: Erroll O’Neil, Assoc. AIA, NOMA

Welcome to #MentorMonday! Mondays are dedicated to celebrating Black LICENSED Architects, Designers, and individuals in the profession of Architecture! The questions asked to these individuals are to allow us into their lives and to be used as an inspiration. I hope you all enjoy this series. Name: Erroll O'Neil Hometown: Chicago,Illinois What/who sparked your interest … Continue reading #MentorMonday: Erroll O’Neil, Assoc. AIA, NOMA

#FutureArchitectFriday: Imani Dixon

Hi readers! It’s #FutureArchitectFriday. A day to celebrate those pushing themselves to becoming licensed architects. Name: Imani Dixon Hometown: Springfield, Ohio Educational Status: I graduated with my Master of Architecture in 2017 from University of Cincinnati. I received my Bachelor of Science in Architecture in 2014 from Bowling Green State University. How would you describe … Continue reading #FutureArchitectFriday: Imani Dixon