#FutureArchitectFriday: Regina Jordan

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

Name:

Regina Jordan

Hometown:

Charlotte, NC

Educational Status:

Master of Architecture, Hampton University 

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

I chose to attend an HBCU in order to surround myself with like-minded people pursuing similar goals. At the time that I attended Hampton, the program was more about draftsmanship than creativity, which was okay with me because I’m an artist first. 

Hampton’s program offers a 5-1/2 year Masters Degree with the opportunity to Study Abroad after the 3rd year, and then thesis the 5th year. 

My experience afforded my breadth and depth of knowledge to be expansive as I positioned myself to absorb as much as I could attain. 

Why do you want to get your license?

 I am pursuing my license because I understand that in order to create my own path in this field of design, I have all of the control of where I fall on the totem pole. The license is one of those determining factors, for me. 

My license will afford me the opportunity to freely determine where I fit in this marketplace. 

Biggest inspiration/influence?

God. For He knows my higher purpose and He guides me on my path.  

How important is representation?

Representation of the Black (Female) Architect is extremely vital in this sociopolitical climate, white-male dominated career-field and in this world. I believe there is a lack of knowledge, understanding and representation of black architects and the black vernacular. 

Favorite quote/poem/song/etc.?

Keep You In Mind by Guordan Banks

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