ROSARIO DOMINGUEZ-TAPIA 

Andre Johnson Architects

SAY IT LOUD - North Carolina Exhibitor

North Carolina Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I am inspired by my own personal experiences and the built environment. Conversations with everyday people about their own journey also gives me a different perspective from the inside out which beings to manifest itself in form.

ROSARIO DOMINGUEZ-TAPIA

Bio:

Rosario is a designer currently in route to obtaining her license. She received her BArch. from North Carolina State University and continued her learning through practice at Andre Johnson Architects. Her experience has been defined by spaces focusing in exhibition, sport, commercial, religious, community and educational spaces.

 

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

My first experience with architecture was when I traveled to the home of my grandparents in a small pueblo in Mexico at the age of 6. The colorful courtyard houses, streets and connection to the city center inspired me to explore the field of design.

What do you do?

I am a designer and emerging professional at Andre Johnson Architects.

What excites you in the work you do?

The realization of the real impact spaces can have on people and the community. Architecture can heal, unite and educate. The idea that design can contribute to improving the overall quality of life inspires me.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I am inspired by my own personal experiences and the built environment. Conversations with everyday people about their own journey also gives me a different perspective from the inside out which beings to manifest itself in form.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

My proudest achievement was to become one of the first in family to graduate from a university and enter the architectural profession. I hope to continue breaking barriers in my career and serving those in the community that are underrepresented.

Featured Project Name: 

A Funeral Home

 

Featured Project Location: 

Withheld

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2020

Role in Featured Project: 

Designer

 

Featured Project Description:

The idea of life and death are a consistent theme in the space though its use of materials, form and connection to nature. It gives the opportunity to say goodbye to loved ones while uplifting the spirits of those that remain. The procession from the memorial garden to the funeral home is intended to bring families into a space of reflection. Black, a color often associated with death, challenges the norm of its melancholic character and in contrast presents itself as rich and vibrant material.

Photography Credit:

Andre Johnson Architects