JASMYN BYRD

North Carolina State University

SAY IT LOUD - North Carolina Exhibitor

North Carolina Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Jasmyn has been fortunate to have too many amazing minds that have inspired her throughout the design process. Her mentors and professors have been her driving inspiration to become a better architect.

JASMYN BYRD

Bio:

Jasmyn is a MArch student at North Carolina State University. Her research interests are in the intersections between race and architecture. She is the President of the NOMAS and on the board of Diversify Architecture. Jasmyn enjoys giving back to the community through educational programs such as Duke TIP and Project Pipeline. After graduating, Jasmyn aspires to pursue a focus on public interest design by designing sustainable structures for underserved and at-risk populations.

 

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 had an interest in the beauty of architecture and the built environment since I was young. It wasn't until my first female African American professor who was an architect, did I realize I could be a part of the profession.

What do you do?

Jasmyn Byrd is a third-year MArch student at the North Carolina State University. She is the President of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS), on multiple JEDI committees, and on the board of Diversify Architecture.

What excites you in the work you do?

Jasmyn's research interests are in the geopolitical economy of urbanization, urban-rural transformations, and intersections between race and architecture. She is interested in ensuring the built environment represents all users, not just a few.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Jasmyn has been fortunate to have too many amazing minds that have inspired her throughout the design process. Her mentors and professors have been her driving inspiration to become a better architect.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

President of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students and recipient of the David Allen Company Dean's Scholarship, Heister C. Cease Architecture Graduate Award, and Harry B. Gilbert Architecture Graduate Fellowship.

Featured Project Name: 

The Kehinde Wiley Museum

 

Featured Project Location: 

NC

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2019

Role in Featured Project: 

Designer

 

Featured Project Description:

The Kehinde Wiley Museum, located in downtown Raleigh is designed to create an artistically expressive staple in the heart of downtown. The four-story structure is contained in an elaborate skin derived from Nigerian ukara cloth that pays homage to Wiley’s heritage. Each floor is designed with minimal materials and colors in order to allow the art to be displayed without disruption. The program contains galleries, an auditorium, a library, and a cafe.

Photography Credit:

Jasmyn Byrd