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JUWAN MCINTYRE



SAY IT LOUD - MARYLAND Exhibitor
Maryland Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Alvar Aalto, Walter Hood, Kofi Boone, and Martha Schwartz

JUWAN MCINTYRE

Bio:

The great designer, Juwan McIntyre is from Baltimore, Maryland. In 2018 he attained the Bachelors of Science in Architecture and Environmental Design at Morgan State University, and in 2021 he completed his degree for Masters of Landscape Architecture at Cornell University. Juwan has a passion for equitable design for disenfranchised communities. He completed his thesis, Mitigating Inequity in Harlem Park and Sandtown-Winchester,” which addresses the impacts of systemic racism in Baltimore.

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

My junior year of highschool. I took a class called Civil Engineering & Architecture. After passing the course I realized I have the power to make a positive impact on Baltimore's built environment. Morgan State University and Cornell magnified this.

What do you do?

Student, artist, and designer

What excites you in the work you do?

Talking with people in their communities in the design process, creating imagery to convey tones of the communities, and designing for the people.  

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Alvar Aalto, Walter Hood, Kofi Boone, and Martha Schwartz

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Seeing people in Baltimore's reaction to my thesis. So many people realized why things are the way the are in Baltimore and they also realized there are ways to combat systemic racism in the built environment, their communities.

Featured Project Name: 

Little Islands

Featured Project Location: 

Baltimore, MD (Sandtown-Winchester/Harlem Park)

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

May 2021

Role in Featured Project: 

Designer and researcher

 

Featured Project Description:

Little Islands, in West Baltimore, features a maker space for people to learn skills in fabrication and construction, the landscape is the place for communal engagement. People can learn urban gardening and landscaping in this landscape. The landscape features green spaces arranged to encourage flowing through the site like water. The spaces feature outdoor classrooms, rock gardens, flower gardens, and sculpture spaces all powered by the members of the maker space for the community to enjoy

Photography Credit:

Juwan McIntyre