JEILY MATA

Vines Architecture

SAY IT LOUD - North Carolina Exhibitor

North Carolina Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I am inspired by the opportunities in design to challenge our present and influence our future. Everything created becomes a part of a physical or social system, and plays a role in that system to create an impact on the users it engages.

JEILY MATA

Bio:

Jeily Mata is a Raleigh based designer at Vines Architecture and a graduate of the North Carolina State Architecture program in the College of Design. She prides herself in being a creative thinker and problem solver with a passion for creating informed and intentional design. She is encouraged by the role architecture plays in the betterment of communities by making spaces with people in mind.

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

My mother added “Architecture” to my vocabulary, and going to the movies began my journey to the design profession. The experience of being transported by the cinematic environment sparked my interest in composing spaces in the built environment.

What do you do?

I am a Project Designer at Vines Architecture in Raleigh, NC. I combine graphic representation and architecture to communicate design ideas and concepts at various scales and stages of completion.

What excites you in the work you do?

The problem-solving nature of design is what keeps me excited about the work I do. As an inquisitive mind, I appreciate the investigation into all that is unknown when starting a new project.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I am inspired by the opportunities in design to challenge our present and influence our future. Everything created becomes a part of a physical or social system, and plays a role in that system to create an impact on the users it engages.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

My proudest accomplishment is becoming a design professional and embodying the representation I was missing in the field of architecture growing up.

Featured Project Name: 

MAKE: School of Craft

 

Featured Project Location: 

Raleigh, NC

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

N/A

 

Role in Featured Project: 

Designer (Student)

 

Featured Project Description:

A project designed for 5th year architecture studio; MAKE is a School of Craft in Downtown Raleigh. The school combines the crafts of cooking, woodworking and pottery. The culinary spaces are represented throughout the building in the form of a Service, Teaching, and Test Kitchen. The woodworking and pottery studios support the culinary craft, by incorporating their creations in the various kitchens. The interior circulation is reflected on the exterior with a stair and sloped green roof.

Photography Credit:

Jeily Mata