SAMUEL CONNOR WOODS

UNC CHARLOTTE

SAY IT LOUD - North Carolina Exhibitor

North Carolina Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Chris Cornelius is currently an inspiration. People who promote the liberation of oppressed people inspire me. Evo Morales is one example of those leaders. The workers in South Asia and the homeless population are currently an inspiration.

SAMUEL CONNOR WOODS

Bio:

My name is Samuel Woods, and I am a 4th year student at UNC Charlotte. I am a member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. I'm currently majoring in Architecture with a minor in Urban Studies, and a minor in Architectural History. I'm also serving as the Design Developer of one of UNCC's design clubs known as Freedom by Design (FBD).

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 learnt about architecture my entire life. It peaked in high school when I fully learned and started paying attention to how integrated architecture is with our daily lives. I decided that I was meant for this profession in the 11th grade.

What do you do?

I currently am a 4th year student in the Bachelor's of Architecture program at the School of Architecture at UNCC. I'm currently learning about the liberation of oppressed people and how to provide housing for folks of those populations.

What excites you in the work you do?

I am most excited about being able to provide for the populations in the previous answer, and also being able to make a difference in their lives.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Chris Cornelius is currently an inspiration. People who promote the liberation of oppressed people inspire me. Evo Morales is one example of those leaders. The workers in South Asia and the homeless population are currently an inspiration.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

I have many opportunities to expand my horizons into how I want to use my degrees post higher education.

Featured Project Name: 

El Alto Urban Farming

 

Featured Project Location: 

El Alto, Bolivia

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

UNBUILT (Academic Project)

 

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Team (Partner: Arik Miguel)

 

Featured Project Description:

This Urban Farming Co-OP serves as an extension of the narrative driven in Bolivia; the narrative of indigenous sovereignty, led by Evo Morales and his political party. This Co-OP features programs to reactivate Andean indigenous culture including an open-air market, classrooms and an amphitheater for gathering, a weaving room for women to practice traditional weaving and have a safe haven, and guinea pig and traditional crop farming. Professor Betsy West's 4th year Fall studio. UNCC SOA.

Photography Credit:

Arik Miguel and Samuel Woods