Bea Badipe

Bea Badipe

Seattle, WA, US

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Bea Badipe is a Design Professional at NAC Architecture. She holds a Masters in Architecture from the University of Washington and a Bachelors' Degree in Fine Arts and Design from Dartmouth College and is an active public artist. Most notably, she received the Seattle Arts & Culture Public Art Commission and the Andy Warhol Foundation Collective Power Fund and is currently a 2022 Artist in Resident at the Jack Straw Cultural Center.

As an artist, she enjoys creating community-centered pieces and has collaborated with organizations such as the Northwest African American Museum, Seattle Parks and Rec, and the Jimi Hendrix Foundation. As an architectural designer, she is passionate about creating social spaces that foster genuine interaction between people. She is a seasonal instructor at the Seattle Architecture Foundation.

Notable Accomplishments 

2023 - Selected Artist for Adobe  Make It Workshop

2023 - Seattle Design Festival Augmented Reality Pop-Up

2023 - Summit Convention Center Sound Garden Public Art Display Award

2023 - Jack Straw Artist in Residency

2021 - Student Representative for UW Architecture Commission

2020 - Seattle Arts & Culture Commission

2019 - Seattle Design Festival Selected Participant


NAC Architecture, Seattle, WA, Design Associate

Worked closely with lead designer and project manager on $1.5 million dollar private residence in Madrona neighborhood Seattle, WA
Developed clear plans, massing diagrams and marketing graphics for Hilda Solis 1st Care Village an award winning NAC Homeless Housing project
Supported Seattle Public School Wing Luke Elementary through cultural research, graphics, and assisted in designing the Wing Luke display honorarium in school
Provided conceptual and design development support to Orting Elementary School Project located in Orting, WA attending user group meetings with school staff and interpreting client desires into clear design ethos and decisions
Provided critical graphics and marketing support to both design and marketing dept. helping craft the building story and draw important connections between the building ethos and community values in order to communicate well with media outlets
Created marketing bond video materials using simple graphics and animations to help communicate the importance of voting for school bonds
Assist in organization and coordination between architectural documents and consultant documents.
Effectively communicate and collaborate with design team members.
Graphic Design duties include posters, print ads and hand-outs for specific events among other things. Design and produce presentation boards, PowerPoint presentations, brochures, promotional/collateral material, invitations, illustration etc.,
Support Marketing Team in project acquisition with strategy building
Work collaboratively to meet with clients to discuss design guidelines, goals, budget and timelines

Jun 2021 - current

seattle architecture foundation, Seattle, WA, US, Summer Architecture Instructor

~Create summer architecture curriculum that teaches basic drafting and foundational architectural history

~Flexible lesson planning that can be adjusted to virtual zoom format and in person. The lesson plan is able to facilitate student engagement via group work and long term projects

~Instill civic values of architecture's power to impact multiple populations in positive ways; ensure students understand basic concepts of creating an inclusive design.

~Encourage creativity and open communication within the classroom

~Assist students with basic drafting and modeling techniques

Jun 2020 - Sep 2022

University of Washington, Seattle, WA, US, Architectural Assistant

Worked closely with Facilities Architect to oversee the UW's $230 million dollar Population Health Building, Design Build project with Miller Hull Architects
Lead a building roof maintenance initiative by collecting building drone photographs, creating campus building "wellness" GIS maps and roof safety assessments
Lead cross departmental effort, research, and writing of new more forward thinking UW gender neutral bathroom campus building requirements for university design standards
Perform site visits with inter-disciplinary team of architects, engineers, and contractors to review building envelope, roofing, and other architectural features to ensure compliance with university design standards and codes
Produced regular site visit reports and minutes

Aug 2018 - Jun 2021


University of Washington, Seattle, WA, US, MArch, Masters Architecture

Aug 2018 - current

Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, US, Bachelors, Studio Arts & Digital Arts

Aug 2012 - Mar 2016


Student Representative for UW Architecture Commission, Nomination


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