CHRISTIAN

WAWERU

SAY IT LOUD - Georgia

Georgia Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally? 

Perseverance and the ability to put oneself into ones work. When a person, despite adversity, pushes through and excels and when their work speaks volumes about who they are and what they stand for. That is what I hope to cultivate in myself.

CHRISTIAN WAWERU

Bio:

My name is Christian Waweru. I am from Nairobi; Kenya and I am a second-year architecture student at the Georgia Institute of Technology. I was born and raised in Nairobi by an architect father and an entrepreneur mother. My interest in architecture came slightly from watching my dad work and greatly from the desire to take my art to a higher level; one whose impact on society is very easily conceivable.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

I learned about architecture by watching my father work in the field growing up. I had a large interest in art as a child and wanted to elevate my art to a position where its impact on society as a whole was greater and more direct.

 

What do you do?

I am an international undergraduate architecture student at Georgia Tech. I am currently working on getting my bachelors degree and I occasionally help with work at my father’s firm, Neoplan Architects, KE.

What excites you in the work you do?

I love the stage of the design process where a powerful concept turns into an amazing work of architecture; when an idea is conceived/derived and developed into something that is eye-catching, serves its purpose and greatly impacts the community.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Perseverance and the ability to put oneself into ones work. When a person, despite adversity, pushes through and excels and when their work speaks volumes about who they are and what they stand for. That is what I hope to cultivate in myself.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Thriving within the community of my peers and receiving recognition for my efforts from the people I look up to despite at first feeling like I didn’t belong as a Kenyan native, among people that had a stronger educational background.

Featured Project Name: 

The Library on Appian Way

 

Featured Project Location: 

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

Unbuilt - November 2019

Role in Featured Project: 

Sole designer & Architect

 

Featured Project Description:

This project was part of a studio entitled Textile Tectonics where the task was to derive architectural moments from the behaviors exhibited by weaving materials and create a functional library that served the community of Harvard University.

Photography Credit:

Christian Waweru

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