Taiesha Edwards

Taiesha Edwards

Upper Marlboro, MD, US



I am a Project Designer passionate about the development as well as revitalization of built environments. My personal objective is to gain further knowledge in the fields of architectural design, project management, and urban planning with concentrations in sustainability and international studies. Ideally, my aspiration is to be effectively equipped in order to promote social prosperity through responsible design in global environments, including disadvantaged communities.


GGA Architecture, PLLC, New York, NY, US, Project Designer

GGA Architecture, PLLC - NY
Project Designer - May 2011 - August 2013
Architect - Garo Gumusyan - - 212/765.6335
Conceptualized and executed plans, elevations, sections, and renders for residential and commercial projects. Managed design team through schematic design to construction document phases and trained new employees. Worked closely with R.A. Garo Gumusyan and project consultants in
the client review and DOB approval processes.

May 2011 - Aug 2013


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2007 - May 2012


Top Design in Design/Build Competition, 1st Place

Schematic Design chosen to be developed with a project team for client: Leadership Preparatory School. Volunteered in the construction process, building the designed temporary/removable structures for a school yard addition including: a rainwater system, 2-tier bench learning area, storage, and crop student cultivation area.


Pratt Archived Student Work, Award

At Pratt, I was awarded several design studio recognitions for top projects published in Pratt’s annual student archive book for the School of Architecture.


Rome Program, Award

Selected participant in Pratt Institute's competitive study abroad program.


Prince George's County Residential Design Competition, 2nd Place

Competed with other high school students in the design of a ranch style 2 bedroom home.