HAUWA ZAHRA MAHMOUD

SAY IT LOUD - NOW Exhibitor

Kano, Nigeria Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Currently, I am most inspired by Mariama Kamara because where she comes from and the work she does is very close to home for me and seeing her work inspires and motivates me by seeing what is possible withing our own cultural context.

Hauwa Zahra Mahmoud

Bio:

I am Hauwa Zahra Mahmoud, from Kano, Nigeria. I am currently pursuing a Bachelor of Architecture at the Pennsylvania State University.

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

I have always been fascinated by the built envi- ronment both in my immediate environment and through the places I have had the opportunity to travel to. The idea of what the human mind and hands were capable of building always fascinated me.

What do you do?

I am currently pursuing my Bachelor of Architec- ture at the Pennsylvania State University as well as a minor in Crime, Law and Psychology.

What excites you in the work you do?

Learning, discovery, exploration, beauty, culture, expression, community, precision. All these are things that excite me as I journey through the field of architecture.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Currently, I am most inspired by Mariama Kamara because where she comes from and the work she does is very close to home for me and seeing her work inspires and motivates me by seeing what is possible withing our own cultural context.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Featured Project Name: 

Early Childhood Education Center

 

Featured Project Location: 

Philadelphia

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2019 (Student Project)

Role in Featured Project: 

Designer

Featured Project Description:

The project is located on a main intersection between the Temple University campus and the residential neighborhoods of North Philadelphia, PA. The center is designed to accomadate faculty, staff, and students of Temple University as well as memebers of the community. It is a space for learning, play, cultural expression through dance, art and plays.

Photography Credit:

Hauwa Mahmoud

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