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Jennifer Menassa Kirwan

Architect, Menassa Architecture, LLC in Silver Spring

The Myth of the Architect

PRESENTED ON JAN 29, 2015
IN ACCIDENT @ VOL 1

Jennifer Menassa Kirwan discusses the myth of the architect. Who are architects? Through discussing a particular project on a home in Potomac, Maryland, Jenny expalins who architects really are. 

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Eclectic Houses: Embracing The Kuwaiti Style

BY ALI AL YOUSIFI
@ VOL 9 ON JUN 26, 2013

Architect Ali Al Yousifi details the aspects of Kuwaiti architecture that make their style unique. He takes us on a tour of some of the houses he finds interesting in Kuwait City, and we find that the flamboyant, flashy approach is not lost on the Kuwaiti people. 

"Presentation of the Day" on August 4, 2014. 

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Straw Bale Houses

BY MANUEL ZEITLIN
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 19, 2014

Manuel Zetlin, Principal Architect at Manuel Zeitlin Architects, aims to build sustainable houses by using natural materials and no chemicals. In one project, his team had to construct an additon for a 1945 brick home using straw bales, which came with its own unique challenges. 

 

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Life as an Architect

BY MARGARET YOO
@ VOL 29 ON MAR 04, 2014

When architect Margaret Yoo was laid off from a firm that specialized in constructing tall towers, she was thankful for the chance to rediscover herself. Since then, she has worked on many projects, including building homes for children in need. 

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The Mind of the Architect

BY LINDA KEANE
@ AIA 2014 CONVENTION ON JUN 26, 2014

Professor Linda Nelson Keane AIA leverages the mind of the architect and advocates for a curriculum supporting participatory design opportunities for schoolchildren.

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How To Become A Paper Architect-101

BY ETIENNE BASTORMAGI
@ VOL 21 ON DEC 10, 2014

Architect/urban planner/visual artist Etienne Bastormagi gives us valuable insight on how to become a paper architect. Get ready to embark on a beautifully colored journey! 

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An Architect who Does Nothing

BY KYOHEI MORITA
@ VOL 26 ON MAY 13, 2016

Kyohei MORITA shares a story of the architect who is last man standing with do nothing.

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Impersonating An Architect

BY DIANNE BURGIS
@ VOL 3 ON JUL 21, 2016

In "Impersonating An Architect" Dianne Burgis fufills a childhood dream of designing a unique home for herself with circles and angles and, at the same time, adapting to country living.

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How to Architect Wellbeing

BY NICK LOMAX
@ VOL 27 ON JUN 28, 2017

Architect Nick Lomax shares the impact of good building design on our wellbeing.

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Exploring Empty Houses

BY EMILY ATWOOD
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 15, 2018

Emily Atwood is an architect who answered an ad for someone to draw house plans, and ended up documenting hundreds of empty houses as they were preparing to be sold. In her presentation, she takes us inside the homes, guiding us to see the unexpected beauty in their architectural details and the private worlds of the owners who occupied them.