La Byrd

La Byrd

Washington, DC, US



As an Intern Architect, I am in the pursuit of Design. I have obtained a Master of Architecture degree and am working towards a Master of Real Estate Development. 



Georgetown University, Washington, DC, US, Masters, Real Estate Development

Generally, the program fully integrates both development and finance aspects of the real estate industry. It emphasizes both real estate and construction as well as addresses environmental and energy issues at every phase of the real estate process. The program takes a vanguard role in promoting international real estate study and practice as well as corporate real estate. The real estate program emphasizes both private and public sector real estate, and not only focuses on the business aspects of real estate but also the design elements.

Specifically, the development track helps one understand the financial considerations, market demand, project feasibility, financing, and environmental considerations that drive decisions on whether and where to develop.

Jan 2012 - current

Hampton University, Hampton, VA, US, MArch, Architecture

The Master of Architecture degree is derived by studies of context, place-making, architectural responsibility, and its relationship to the built environment. The study of transitional urban areas and neighborhoods of diversity broadened the scope and scale of design. The studies concentrated on the awareness, dynamic abilities and reactions of architecture from a minimal scale (furniture) to a vast scale (urban design). As a master's program, the inquires led to a design research thesis that elicited architectural responses to environmental (i.e., physical, emotional and social) issues.

Aug 2006 - May 2011


Distinction in Design, Award

The Bronze Medal is awarded by the individual chapters of Tau Sigma Delta to STUDENTS who have distinguished themselves in design in the field of architecture, landscape architecture, or the allied arts. The selection of the recipient is made by the student membership of each chapter and is awarded at a place and time considered appropriate to each chapter.


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