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TAIESHA EDWARDS GREEN

HOK

SAY IT LOUD - NOW
Washington DC Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I find myself most inspired by people outside of this industry - the community advocates we build for and the youth that bring fresh inspiration and perspective to our work.

TAIESHA EDWARDS GREEN

Bio:

The great architect, Taiesha is an advocate for safe, social, and economically sustainable communities. This ethnically Trinidadian, Brooklyn-born city-girl, was raised in the DMV, and a transient resident of Rome and Barcelona. Experiential exposure sparked inspiration and ideation. It's why Taiesha finds purpose in planning spaces and curated experiences that encourage exposure, through urban and campus communities. Taiesha is a valuable member of HOK in Washington, DC, AIA, NOMA, WIELD and a LEED Green Associate.

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

I discovered an interest in Architecture through an advocate drafting teacher and exposure offered in a work-study internship, while excelling at C.H. Flowers science & technology high school of PG County, Maryland.

What do you do?

My role on projects is currently acting Project Architect and Building Information Modeling Management, space planning, core development and general interior program coordination.

What excites you in the work you do?

Community engagement, innovation, & solving complex problems, all compete for the top spot. But I most enjoy bringing a voice & history to the table that may otherwise be overlooked or misunderstood in the progression towards a more diverse industry.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I find myself most inspired by people outside of this industry - the community advocates we build for and the youth that bring fresh inspiration and perspective to our work.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

My proudest professional achievement so far may be this featured project. It has gotten the closest to my career aspiration - to create safe, social, and sustainable spaces, offering worldly exposure to experiences curated especially for my community

Featured Project Name: 

Health and Human Services Center at Morgan State University

Featured Project Location: 

Baltimore, MD

Featured Project Completion Date: 

TBD 2024

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Architect

Featured Project Description:

The Health and Human Services Center will be a promising addition to the prestigious Morgan State University, an HBCU in Baltimore, MD. It is to stand 6-stories tall at 200,000+ square feet, welcoming its community the southern gateway to campus. The academic and research building, has been thoughtfully planned to be full of opportunity and advanced experiences for students and the broader community.

Photography Credit:

HOK