NADA SHUAIB 

SAY IT LOUD - NOW Exhibitor

Boston Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Being a member of a diverse designers community where there is a possibility for cultural fusion. In addition to expanding my impact as a minority architect through mentor-ship and pipeline projects.

Nada Shuaib

Bio:

Born, raised and educated in three distinct geographical locations, Nada is a Sudanese Designer based in Boston. She received her Bachelor of Architecture from University of Khartoum in Sudan and her Master of Architecture from Miami University of Ohio. Nada’s experience includes a range of projects across higher education and healthcare disciplines.

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

For me, architecture was an unknown until my sister introduced me to it, in high school. At that time, it became the profession that would allow me to express my artistic instincts while touching peoples’ lives by creating experiential destina- tions.

 

What do you do?

I am a designer practicing at Shepley Bulfinch while pursuing my NCARB Architectural Registra- tion.

What excites you in the work you do?

What excites me is the journey of bridging emo- tional experiences with pragmatic design solu- tions . Specifically those moments of being in a space with my team, trace paper and sharpies; a space where creative boundaries are challenged.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Being a member of a diverse designers commu- nity where there is a possibility for cultural fusion. In addition to expanding my impact as a minority architect through mentor-ship and pipeline proj- ects.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Mentoring young girls at a school with a large BIPOC student population. Watching the brilliant growth of these future architects and how proud they were while presenting their projects is one of my most inspiring experiences.

Featured Project Name: 

Short North Islamic Museum and Cultural Center

 

Featured Project Location: 

Columbus, OH

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

N/A

Role in Featured Project: 

Designer

 

Featured Project Description:

Cultural identity preservation is a common challenge for Islamic minority communities around the US. This thesis project explores creating a space to celebrate this cultural minority while avoiding an isolating approach of preservation. The building complex explores permeable boundaries in the urban fabric of an American city, Columbus, OH. It is an opportunity for diverse cultures engagement in light of a sensory experience inspired by Islamic art and architecture.

Photography Credit:

Nada Shuaib

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