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Salam Rida

Salam Rida

Jackson, MS, US

 

About 

Salam Rida is an Urban Designer for the City of Jackson Department of Planning and Development. A Detroit native, Salam received her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Urban Studies from the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. In 2016, Salam and her partner Travis started an interdisciplinary design practice called Carbon Office and moved to Jackson for an entrepreneurial venture called The Ecoshed, a mixed-use incubator space in the Virden Addition Industrial Park that aims to be a demonstration space for sustainable infrastructure, culinary arts, and cultural hub. Salam’s multidisciplinary approach to design intersects tactical urbanism, environmental sustainability, and economic development. Most recently she was awarded the 2018 Jackson Young Influential Award in Urban Innovation by BOOM Jackson. In her free time she enjoys running, cooking, and watching movies. For more information about her work please visit www.carbonoffice.net or her Instagram @salamrida for real-time updates. 

Elsewhere:

Salam's Travel Blog on Archinect:

The Architectural Imagination Exhibition Fellows : The U.S. Department of State selected University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning to organize the exhibition of the U.S. Pavilion in the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale (May 28-Nov. 27). Cynthia Davidson and Monica Ponce de Leon are Co-Curators of the U.S. Pavilion, The Architectural Imagination (www.thearchitecturalimagination.org).

Six Taubman College M.Arch students were selected to assist the curators of the U.S. Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale in installing The Architectural Imagination. The students will travel to Venice for one month as Exhibition Fellows. They will serve as docents for the opening days of the exhibition. This blog is about their experience working on the 2016 U.S. Pavilion and in Venice.

Students:
Kristen Gandy
Ramon Hernandez
Christopher Locke
Rubin Quarcoopome
Salam Rida
Diana Tsai

Category Title

Employment 

City of Jackson, Jackson, MS, US, Urban Designer

A new planning initiative called the Long Range Planning Department that focuses on human scale and equitable development across the city. The LRP team is currently focusing their efforts on a new mobility corridor, tactical urbanism installations, and incremental development practices.

Feb 2018 - current
 

Carbon Office, Jackson, MS, US, Principal

Apr 2017 - current
 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Design Research Assistant

Photographer
Social Media Assistant
Fab Lab Assistant

Aug 2014 - Aug 2017
 

Education 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor , MArch, Architecture

Jun 2014 - May 2017
 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Bachelors, Literature, Science, and Arts

Jun 2007 - May 2011
 

Awards 

2018 Jackson Young Influential, Award

Urban Innovator

2018
 

Marian Sarah Parker Memorial Award, Award

Marian Sarah Parker Memorial Award, an award in memorium of the first University of Michigan woman engineering graduate who then went on to becoming a specialist in the design of the steel-framed skyscraper and helped design revolutionary buildings as New York's Flat Iron Building and the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. The award is made annually to the outstanding woman senior in engineering and to the outstanding woman M.Arch. degree candidate.

Awarded $3,000

2017
 

Martin Luther King Spirit Award, Award

North Campus Dean's Committee MLK Spirit Awards. These awards acknowledge the hard work that students on North Campus are doing outside the classroom to engage their communities as a tribute to the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

2016
 

DOW Sustainability Grant, Grant

To foster high-impact sustainability collaborations across the University of Michigan (U-M), the Dow Sustainability Fellows Program includes a university-wide competition for applied sustainability projects that cut across disciplines, and involve U-M students at all academic levels. The Dow Distinguished Awards for Interdisciplinary Sustainability competition (Dow Awards competition) seeks project proposals that describe a compelling and practicable effort to foster sustainability at the local, national or global level.

Awarded $5,000

2016
 

Venice Biennale Fellow, Award

The U.S. Department of State selected University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning to organize the exhibition of the United States Pavilion in the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. Cynthia Davidson and Monica Ponce de Leon are Co-Curators of the U.S. Pavilion, The Architectural Imagination (www.thearchitecturalimagination.org).
Six Taubman College M.Arch students were selected to assist the curators of the U.S. Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale in installing The Architectural Imagination. The students will travel to Venice for one month as Exhibition Fellows. They will serve as docents for the opening days of the exhibition. This blog is about their experience working on the 2016 U.S. Pavilion and in Venice.

Taubman College M.Arch selected students:
Kristen Gandy
Ramon Hernandez
Christopher Locke
Rubin Quarcoopome
Salam Rida
Diana Tsai

The 15th Venice Architecture Biennale: May 28 - November 27, 2016.

2016
 

Student Iniative Bicenntennial Grant, Grant

The primary goal of this project is to reach out to underserved communities and promote social diversity and equity through skill based workshops and architectural design. At this time, this project is specifically partnering with the James and Grace Lee Boggs School in Detroit. The opportunity to provide skill-based learning in multiple disciplines will significantly enhance both the student’s education and experience at the University of Michigan and the connection of the project to the Boggs School in Detroit will connect the student experiences to the larger society in many new ways. There are many opportunities in this proposal to bring additional student groups into the project and forge creative new partnerships both at the University and in the community as the project moves forward.

Awarded $20,000

2016
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills