Aisha Densmore-Bey, Assoc. AIA | AIA Associates Award

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Aisha Densmore-Bey, Assoc. AIA | Notes of Interest

Aisha Densmore-Bey, Assoc. AIA willingly shares her skills and expertise with others. Through her efforts, she encourages collaboration between architecture and museum communities in all creative endeavors, stressing innovation and mutual understanding. She brings designers in other disciplines, fabricators, vendors, and museum professionals together in a diverse environment of sharing knowledge and ideas.

Aisha is committed to advancing the profession. In late 2010, she was elected to the BSA’s Membership Enrichment Committee, which focuses on the diverse concerns of members: gauging interest and generating ideas that foster professional growth. In this role, she is an ambassador to the building industry community, building bridges with her remarkable communication skills. She is also dedicated to her work with the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), and chaired the Marketing and Public Relations Committee for the annual NOMA conference in Boston in 2010.

Aisha sets an example to inspire the next generation. Throughout her career, Aisha has provided community leadership through her volunteer teaching endeavors. In 1998, she was a mentor with CityVision, an award-winning outreach program that uses design as a framework to teach DC public school students to be active participants in shaping their communities. In 2007 and 2008, she mentored through Citizen Schools, introducing students to skill sets used by architects to explore issues and develop solutions, using design to convey a sense of empowerment.

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  • © Kareem Quow Photography
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Aisha Densmore-Bey, Assoc. AIA

Jury Comments

Aisha demonstrates an unparalleled commitment to the profession. She is bright, ambitious, and driven. She exemplifies the quality of an outstanding and dedicated leader reaching out to a diverse group of people that can inform architecture. She is focused on evolving best practices for architects and promoting the design of museums as community centers, blended with the embrace of technology.

2012 AIA Associates Award Jury

  • Paul D. Mankins, FAIA, Chair
  • Substance Architecture Interiors Design
  • Des Moines
  • Jack Baumann, AIA
  • Braun & Steidl Architects Inc.
  • Akron
  • Adam M. Ferrari
  • Rochester, Minnesota
  • Susan C. Koch
  • AIA Maine
  • Scarborough, Maine
  • Amanda Scott, Assoc. AIA
  • Bryan, Texas

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