JOYCE SELINA LOVE

Shapiro & Company Architects, P.C.

SAY IT LOUD - Tennessee  Exhibitor

Tennessee Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

My husband inspires me. He is always pushing himself to be better, and then pushes me to do the same. Complacency is not in his vocabulary. Complacency has no place in my professional vo- cabulary either. I am inspired to push to do better.

Joyce Selina Love

Bio:

Joyce Selina Love graduated Cum Laude from Auburn University with Bachelor’s Degrees in Architecture and in Interior Architecture. She
has extensive experience with design, project management, and construction contract administration for Multi-Family, Mixed-Use, Hospitality, Residential, and Commercial projects. She serves as Chair of the Downtown Memphis Design Review Board, is a member of the Downtown Memphis Commission’s Anti-Blight Committee, and volunteers in several community engagements.

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

I first learned about architecture from my father. I grew up watching him working on home de- sign projects after he came home working at an Engineering firm. I saw the drafting table, mylar, Staedtler pens, electric eraser. I was hooked very early on.

 

What do you do?

I am an Architect that looks for opportunities to share and use my skills and my experiences in ways that will promote the profession in our com- munities through relationships with educators, developers, CDCs, non-profits & most important- ly, people.

What excites you in the work you do?

To be able to be a part of a profession that af- fects the everyday lives of every person on this earth and to know that I can do GOOD, promote what is GOOD, create something GOOD, for the purpose of others. That’s humbling, a very power- ful feeling.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

My husband inspires me. He is always pushing himself to be better, and then pushes me to do the same. Complacency is not in his vocabulary. Complacency has no place in my professional vo- cabulary either. I am inspired to push to do better.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Passing the last of my Architecture Registration Exams and completing that last requirement for me to obtain licensure is my proudest accom- plishment. That is the door that has, that is, and that will always be the basis of all future achieve- ments.

 

Featured Project Name: 

Tap Room @ the Brewery

 

Featured Project Location: 

Memphis, Tennessee

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

Fall 2019

Role in Featured Project: 

Construction Contract Administration

 

Featured Project Description:

The Tap Room @ the Brewery is located in downtown Memphis, TN at the corner of Butler and Tennessee Street in an area known as South Main. It is a 4 story apartment building that consists of 121 total dwelling units, a retail tenant space, along with a pool, a courtyard, and lounge space for the residents. This urban infill project continues to build on a series of recent downtown developments that are revitalizing the city by means of new construction, infill, and adaptive reuse projects.

Photography Credit:

Joyce Selina Love

 

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