#FutureArchitectFriday: Kyrah L. Williams, Assoc. AIA
Hi readers! It’s #FutureArchitectFriday. A day to celebrate those pushing themselves to becoming licensed architects.
Today, I decided to let you all see who’s behind the page: me. I won’t be answering many questions because you all will find out more about me later!
Name: Kyrah L. Williams
Hometown: Miramar, FL
Educational Status: Hooded – B. S. in Architectural Engineering (2016) and Master of Architecture (2018)
Why do you want to get your licensed?
When I was younger, I wanted to get my licensed because I wanted to build my dream home from top to bottom 😂. When I decided to embark on this journey, it became less about me and more about my community. I want to be able to change the stereotypical homeless shelter and affordable housing units to a more creative, inclusive environment. I want to create homes…not housing.
How important is representation?
I can’t stress how important it is. Taking a course from an individual or having a mentor that looks like you and talks like you is pivotal. Without representation, would there really be a sense of urgency to bring the next generation in? By there being representation, a different mindset is created when you can actually see and believe you can do it.
Still I Rise by Maya Angelou 😊
My name is Willie Ferguson. I am currently a senior attending Clemson University majoring in Civil Engineering with a minor in Architecture and Management. I was referred to you by my sister who was referred by your father about potentially assisting or helping me to get an internship. I wanted to pursue Engineering because I wanted to design stadiums, arenas, and large commercial and government buildings.