OLUWAROTIMI OSIBERU

SAY IT LOUD - North Carolina Exhibitor

North Carolina Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I am inspired by the impact of good designs on the people in the community. I am also inspired by architects whose works push the boundary of architecture such as Bjarke Ingels and Calatrava

OLUWAROTIMI OSIBERU

Bio:

Oluwarotimi hails from Ibadan, Nigeria. He moved to the states to become a structural engineer and architect in 2009. After completing his Masters degree in Engineering from Old Dominion University, he started a Master's degree in Architecture at North Carolina State University. He is passionate about designing spaces that foster a physical, mental, diverse and economically healthy community.

 

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

I grew up in a family of engineers and architects, so I was exposed to architecture at an early age. I grew up wanting to impact the community around me through the built environment.

What do you do?

I am currently a student at North Carolina State university. I am finishing up my Master of Architecture degree

What excites you in the work you do?

The process of materializing an idea from the early stages of conception all the way to the finished product.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I am inspired by the impact of good designs on the people in the community. I am also inspired by architects whose works push the boundary of architecture such as Bjarke Ingels and Calatrava

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Being nominated as a finalist in the Gensler Diversity Scholarship would have to be my proudest achievement in the field or architecture. I am also proud of being able to become both an engineer and designer.

Featured Project Name: 

Raleigh Artist Museum

 

Featured Project Location: 

Raleigh, North Carolina

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

Unbuilt

 

Role in Featured Project: 

Designer

 

Featured Project Description:

The Raleigh Artist Museum is a proposed museum in Raleigh that would display the artwork of Yayoi Kusama. In celebrating the Japanese heritage of the artist, the building represents a luminous floating object as seen in a paper lantern. The building is made of materials that pay homage to the industrial nature of Raleigh, North Carolina. The project creates spaces that foster social gathering through its terraced garden.

Photography Credit:

Oluwarotimi Osiberu

Featured Project Name: 

North Carolina State University Music Building

 

Featured Project Location: 

Raleigh, North Carolina

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

Unbuilt

 

Role in Featured Project: 

Designer

 

Featured Project Description:

The N.C.S.U Music building is a proposed music building that would replace the existing music building on the North Carolina State University campus. It serves as a hub connecting both sides of the campus. It creates a pathway and courtyard through which students on campus can gather and be exposed to the music program on campus.

Photography Credit:

Oluwarotimi Osiberu

Featured Project Name: 

G-2 High Rise

 

Featured Project Location: 

Alameda, California

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

Unbuilt

 

Role in Featured Project: 

Designer

 

Featured Project Description:

The G-2 is a mixed-use Eco-functional high-rise building complex that will anchor the new Alameda Financial District between Oakland and San Francisco California. G-2’s form draws its inspiration from Alameda’s multicultural diverse identity, symbolizing unity and reflecting the integration of nature’s fabric and urban texture.G-2 is a symbolism of a gateway for the residents of New Alameda and the surrounding bay area.

Photography Credit:

Oluwarotimi Osiberu, Rabia Rana, Mack Carter