#FutureArchitectFriday: Ashanni McClam

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


Ashanni McClam



Washington, DC


Educational Status:

2nd Arch Student, transfer


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

It has been trying but amazing experience for the real world. You have to overachieve just to be seen. Thankfully, I like being challenged.

Why do you want to get your license?

Licensure will provide the most opportunity. I believe I will eventually open my own practice or lead a firm.


Biggest inspiration/influence?

My Christianity.

How important is representation?

Without it, the possible still looks impossible.

Favorite quote/poem/song/etc.?

Esperanza Spaulding- Black Gold: They’ll be folks hell bent on putting you down
Don’t get burned (don’t get burned)
Not necessarily everyone will know your worth. 

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