JULIET SEREM KIBOMA

STUDIO BOMA

SAY IT LOUD - TEXAS Exhibitor
Texas Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I’m inspired by my journey and experiences. I like to explore ways that I could merge my culture and skills together. I enjoy looking at African art, textiles, traditional and contemporary architecture for inspiration.

JULIET SEREM KIBOMA

Bio:

Juliet Serem, AIA, NOMA, is the Principal Architect at Studio Boma, a design studio based in Houston, Texas, specializing in architecture and interiors for both residential and commercial clients. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design and a Master of Architecture from the University of Maryland. Juliet enjoys baking and has a keen interest in furniture design, fashion and textile art.

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

I always had a passion and talent for art. I didn’t know any architects or designers growing up but my parents strongly suggested that I look into studying interior design and architecture in college. Luckily, I fell in love with the field instantly!

What do you do?

I run my own small practice, which means I do everything. I design and manage projects, correspond with clients, contractors and consultants, admin work and marketing. I also recently hired a junior staff and I enjoy mentoring and training her.

What excites you in the work you do?

I enjoy creating schematic sketches and diagrams as I start to visualize what a project could be. I love selecting samples and curating finish palettes. I also enjoy my meetings with clients, listening to their vision and hearing their feedback

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I’m inspired by my journey and experiences. I like to explore ways that I could merge my culture and skills together. I enjoy looking at African art, textiles, traditional and contemporary architecture for inspiration.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Starting my own firm

Featured Project Name: 

Gaia House

Featured Project Location: 

Houston TX

Featured Project Completion Date: 

TBD

Role in Featured Project: 

Architect

Featured Project Description:

This fun project is a residential renovation of an existing quintessential mid-century modern house built in the 1940’s. The renovation will update the layout to accommodate today's needs for modern living with ample space for live, work, play and nurturing oneself. The added 2nd floor master suite gives the client a space to relax and enjoy outdoor views. Existing landscape elements will be framed with large windows to enhance indoor-outdoor relationships

Photography Credit:

Rendering credit: Arterior Studios