#FutureArchitectFriday: Morgan Dyson

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

Name:

Morgan Dyson

 

Hometown:

Woodbridge, Virginia

 

Educational Status:

A third year architecture scholar at Florida A&M University

 

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

Architecture is an extremely time consuming and technical major, but I have grown to love every part of it. Being that I attend FAMU, an HBCU, it hasn’t been too hard being a Black architecture student since I am surrounded by mutual peers and professors.

Why do you want to get your license?

I chose to study architecture because I’ve always admired buildings and I have a strong passion for design. Becoming an architect would be a contribution to something that is way bigger than me, I’d be working on something that will last years beyond me. I will have the opportunity to control and design where people live, eat, work, worship, and etc. and being apart of that alone is a beautiful experience.

 

How important is representation?

There are currently 0.3% of Black licensed female architects, so with this knowledge it is imperative for me to become apart of that percentage. Representation is everything; especially in this day and age. I will go above and beyond to represent Black girls because it is an important aspect that we all need to see. Everyone should be valued in their own way, no matter who they are.

 

Favorite quote/poem/song/etc.?

One of my favorite quotes is “If you get, give. If you learn, teach.”- Maya Angelou

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