#FutureArchitectFriday: Joel Mieses

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

Name:

Joel Mieses

 

Hometown:

I was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and migrated to the US at the age of 12 and settled in Daytona Beach, FL

 

Educational Status:

Master of Landscape Architecture 2010, Bachelors of Architecture 2011

 

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

My education at Florida A&M University (FAMU) was exceptional. I was very involved as student within the school of architecture and was able to help many students get though the program and be prepared for life after school. 

Why do you want to get your license?

This is very important to me. I essentially feel that until I acquire my license I am done with what I started. I am currently taking the AREs and have two exams left.I plan to finish them early 2020 and then embark on taking the LARE for my landscape architecture licence. It is important for minorities to get licenses as we are so underrepresented.

 

Biggest inspiration/influence?

My biggest inspiration and motivation is my family. I want to show my three children what it takes to be professional and how you can use that to better our communities.

How important is representation?

Being that only 2% of all Architects are black it is more important than ever for us to encourage the next generation of black architects. It starts by exposing our profession to other so they can see the wonders of our profession.

Favorite quote/poem/song/etc.?

My Favorite Quote: “Begin, the rest is easy”- George W.Jenkins 

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