#FutureArchitectFriday: Kris Wells, NOMA

Hi readers! It’s #FutureArchitectFriday. A day to celebrate those pushing themselves to becoming licensed architects.

Name:

Kris Wells

Hometown:

St. Louis

Educational Status:

Recent graduate, M.Arch

How would you describe your experience
as a Black Architecture student?

I was intimated at first. I came to realize that architecture was a field of study that lacked people that looked like me. Eventually I overcame that intimation and used it as motivation.

Why do you want to get your license?

To prove to myself that I could do it. To be apart of the very few licensed African American architects and to hopefully inspire someone else.

Biggest inspiration/influence?

My mother

How important is representation?

Having the proper representation and people to look up to can be the difference between going to jail and going to college.

Favorite quote/poem/song/etc.?
I promise to build something that they can’t destroy.

-Wells

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