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We’re chatting with Latoya Nelson Kamdang, AIA and Dawne David-Pierre, AIA, NOMA, NCARB, LEED AP of Moody Nolan about how to launch operations in NYC.
Latoya Nelson Kamdang is the Director of Operations of the NY Studio of Moody Nolan and a U.S. Fulbright Senior Scholar. As a Registered Architect and Certified Interior Designer; her experience spans architecture, planning, exhibit design, interior design, and design strategy. She has worked on project typologies which include civic, hospitality, retail, museum, workplace, education, and government. Latoya has been working simultaneously as a Visiting Associate Professor at Pratt Institute for over ten years. She educates students on interdisciplinary design approaches. She has a research focus on participatory design processes, impacts of displacement on authentic communities, passive sustainable technologies, and indigenous architecture. Latoya earned a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design as well as a Certificate in Real Estate Design & Development from the Wharton School of Business. She also has a Master of Fine Arts degree from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing from Georgetown University.
Dawne is a licensed architect with over twenty years of experience working on a range of project types including healthcare, research and learning, housing, and education. She holds a B.S. in Architectural Design from MIT and a Master of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin. Dawne most enjoys thinking and designing wholistically, and using sustainable practice to bring meaningful change to communities in need. In her role as Senior Associate and Project Manager with Moody Nolan, she relishes the opportunity to mentor young professionals and support the growth of the NYC office.