MARIAH GREEN

McKinney York Architects

SAY IT LOUD - TEXAS Exhibitor
Texas Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I am inspired professionally by continuing to work hard to, one day, add to the 0.2% of licensed black female architects.

MARIAH GREEN

Bio:

I recently graduated from Mississippi State University with a BA. After interning at multiple firms in Memphis, Tennessee and Jackson, Mississippi, I was given the opportunity to start my post-grad career in Austin with McKinney York Architects.

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

I have always enjoyed drawing, designing, and problem solving. I was a senior in high school when I decided to pursue my passion for creating architecture after researching career paths involving design.

What do you do?

I am entry level designer at McKinney York Architects.

What excites you in the work you do?

One thing that excites me about what I do is being able to learn and grow exponentially each day to gain the knowledge and skills to improve the built environment.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I am inspired professionally by continuing to work hard to, one day, add to the 0.2% of licensed black female architects.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

One of my proudest moments is graduating with honors in one of the toughest fields while also being awarded multiple awards and taking on leadership roles.

Featured Project Name: 

Mass Timber House of Worship

Featured Project Location: 

Hernando, Mississippi

Featured Project Completion Date: 

Unbuilt

Role in Featured Project: 

Lead Designer

Featured Project Description:

Through design, this project attempts to transcend the worship space and its occupants to a level of supreme sacredness. The building is lifted above the landscape by dominant timber walls that extend beyond the roof plane. The verticality of the walls and wooden screens express the verticality of the landscape. The warm toned structure and interior along with the delicate light quality invite the occupants to feel a sense of connection to their natural surroundings.

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