I am a very energetic person with a wide range of architecture, (public) art and design projects. The goal in all my work is to inspire curiosity and the imagination through sensory and spatial experience: be it educational, sustainable, community oriented and/or just fantastically beautiful.
As a LEED AP California registered architect (10 years+ experience) and artist with degrees from MIT and Cornell University (studying interior design, architecture, and urban/landscape design), I have worked as designer on projects up to 2km long, and individually managed the design/implementation of built projects up to $11,000,000, always meeting budgets and deadlines.
I have taught design and architecture at Art Center College of Design, Otis College of Art and Design, Roger Williams University, and Boston Architectural College; have served as invited juror on reviews at MIT, Harvard, RISD, CalPoly Pomona, Woodbury, Art Center, Otis, Wentworth, Roger Williams, and BAC; and have lectured on design topics at USC AME, BAC, Jerde and Otis.
I have also completed a number of public art projects.
My art/design has won an international design competition, been a semi-finalist in an NSF competition, and has been featured on TV in the news, in commercials, and on shows including Top Chef Masters.
Born in Romania, I emigrated to LA as a child and moved to Boston as a teen. She have also lived in Denmark, Germany, North Carolina, and Princeton.
Linked in: http://www.linkedin.com/in/ioanaurma
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston, MA, US, MArch, Architecture
M.Arch degree with a concentration in urban design.
Took some urban design and landscape architecture courses at Harvard.
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, Bachelors, Interior Design
Interior Design degree as part of the Design and Environmental Analysis program.
Big focus on human factors.
Denmark International Study Program, Copenhagen, DK, Architecture & Urban Design
Study abroad architecture, with some aspect of urban design in our projects.