#FutureArchitectFriday: Aaliyah Inman
Hi readers! It’s #FutureArchitectFriday. A day to celebrate those pushing themselves to becoming licensed architects.
Second Year majoring in Architecture at New York Institute Of Technology
How would you describe your experience as a Black Architecture student?
It gets very intimidating being one of the few in my class, and I know as I get more experience in the field it will be rare for me to see architects that are like me. I use this as motivation to work harder, and to break the norm.
Why do you want to get your license?
My biggest inspiration is my mother, it can seem cliche, but my mother has broken barriers of her own. She is strong and resilient. She represents power and I admire her. Since I started school she as instilled in me to not only be the best that I can but the best that I want to be.
How important is representation?
Representation is extremely important. A lot of African American people have the idea that they can only do certain things, or in the case that they want to do pursue in a field but they don’t because of the little representation. We need the “barrier breakers” to set it off.
“Still, I Rise” Maya Angelou. So simple, yet so powerful.