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JEMIMAH ASAMOAH



SAY IT LOUD - MARYLAND Exhibitor
Maryland Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Ecological and sustainable design inspires me. After a course, I better understood what designing sustainably and regeneratively entails. Simple regenerative design solutions promote environmental restoration when implemented into innovative design.

JEMIMAH ASAMOAH

Bio:

The great desinger, Jemimah asamoah started my architecture career in Ghana, where I was born and raised, before moving to the U.S. to pursue my second master’s degree in architecture at the University of Maryland, College Park. During my study, I worked on several projects and earned a number of awards including the regional AIA competitions and the 2020 recipient of the David M. Schwarz Internship and Travel Scholarship recently rounded off my educational experience by earning the 2021 M.Arch Thesis Prize.

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

In middle school, I grew a keen interest in shapes & forms. In my 2nd college year, after a visit to the UK and being captivated by the grandeur of the eclectic architecture, I was convinced of my fascination for buildings and the built environment.

What do you do?

I recently graduated from University of Maryland’s Master of Architecture program and have received offers from a couple of architectural firms. I am very much excited continue my dream of becoming a licensed architect.

What excites you in the work you do?

Designing and creative thinking is exciting. It’s never a dull moment, if you are passionate about what you do. It’s always fulfilling to see the end products [3D and models] of long hours of work to provide functional environments for all.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Ecological and sustainable design inspires me. After a course, I better understood what designing sustainably and regeneratively entails. Simple regenerative design solutions promote environmental restoration when implemented into innovative design.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Receiving UMD’s 2021 M. Arch Thesis Prize with two other awards (Faculty Award for Academic Excellence for Excellence in Design) was my proudest achievement. These awards and several others motivate me to keep working harder and aiming higher.

Featured Project Name: 

Re-envisioning the Anacostia Recreation Center

Featured Project Location: 

Washington, D.C.

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

May 2021

Role in Featured Project: 

Thesis Research and Project Design

 

Featured Project Description:

The thesis explored how the principles of regenerative design and biophilia can be used to improve urban (blighted) quality of life. These principles emphasize design that promotes a symbiotic relationship between a local community and the natural environment for the mutual benefit of both parties. The final project design re-envisioned the Anacostia Rec. Center as an engaging and interactive neighborhood respite, for SE Washington DC, creating opportunities for communities and nature to thrive.

Photography Credit:

Jemimah Asamoah