Quarnell Lewis

Quarnell Lewis

Brooklyn, NY, US



I am a socially driven designer, leader, thinker and Brooklynite. My approach to design is simple: meet challenges with innovative and creative solutions.


The founder and CEO of Young Designers Profiled and TLBA (The Last Black Architect), a web-based educational design + travel log and multimedia entertainment network, I thrive on harnessing the performative power of social media and mobile technology. I have an insatiable hunger to engage the tools of a growing online generation for advocacy and catalytic change of harmful social constructs.

Having attained my Bachelor of Science in Architecture from SUNY at Buffalo’s School of Architecture and Planning, I am currently studying Architecture through the Master of Architecture program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. As Chair of the Social Change and Activism (SoCA) group at the GSD, I've initiated and edited the annual compendium DO!: Design Opportunity and organized several lectures in the realm of social activism in design. My work has been exhibited alongside Ciro Najle at Le Laboratoire in Paris, at the Afrika Museum in the Netherlands and the Anderson Gallery in Buffalo, NY. I have also contributed to a few Harvard print and web publications.


Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2009 - current

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Sep 2005 - Jun 2009