March 3, 2023Reading Time: 2 minutes
Marissa A. Iamello, AIA, volunteered to speak about architecture to a group of 3-year-old students at Wayside School as part of their learning unit on buildings. She discussed the role of an architect, the various shapes and sizes buildings can come in, and the different materials buildings can be made from. She explained to the students the process of how a house gets built, from design to construction, using an example of her recently built work in Holmdel, NJ. The class listened intently as she read the story of “Iggy Peck Architect”. The presentation concluded with a scavenger hunt around the classroom of building components. Her daughter Kiera beamed with pride and assisted during each portion of the presentation.
Marissa is a past president of AIA Jersey Shore, owns her own practice, Iamello Architectural Studio, and is the recipient of the AIA New Jersey “Young Architect of the Year Award” in 2021, AIA Jersey Shore “Young Architect of the Year Award” in 2021 and the AIA Jersey Shore “Distinguished Service Award” in 2018.
By Stacey Ruhle Kliesch, AIA, AIA NJ Advocacy Consultant | Posted in AIA Jersey Shore, K12 Architecture Education, Women in Architecture | Tagged: #ArchitectsInSchools, #diversity, #EDI, #equity, #Inclusion, #MarissaIamelloAIA, #WIA, #womeninarchitecture, #WomenInArchitectureMonth, #WomensHistoryMonth | Comments (0)
Architects are creative professionals, educated, trained, and experienced in the art and science of building design, and licensed to practice architecture. Their designs respond to client needs, wants and vision, protect public safety, provide economic value, are innovative, inspire and contribute positively to the community and the environment.