Teonna Cooksey

Teonna Cooksey

Milwaukee, WI, US



Teonna N. Cooksey has a Bachelors in Architecture. Ms. Cooksey conducts research regarding foreclosure and eviction and has received both National and International awards for her work. Cooksey has been published through the Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures Field school, the National Council of Undergraduate Research, the Humanities Action Lab International Convening, the Vernacular Architecture Forum, and the Upper Midwestern Vernacular Archive. While at the University, Cooksey indulged in work as President of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students and has since gone on to work at Orchestra Design Studios as an Architectural consultant, and EWI Worldwide, Inc. as a Program Architecture Intern.


Saint Mark AME Church, Milwaukee, Architectural Designer

▪ Conducts a feasibility study which includes Title V research
▪ Point of contact for the Board of Trustees at the Church
▪ Manages and executes creative process and key deliverables

Oct 2019 - current

EWI Worldwide Inc., Milwaukee, Program Management Architecture Intern

▪ Reviews AutoCAD drawings
▪ Coordinates between various EWI departments, client architects, contractors, and dealers
▪ Manages each order through installation

Jul 2019 - current

ORCHESTRA Design Studio, Milwaukee, Architectural Designer

▪ Creates conceptual and schematic drawings
▪ Attends client meetings; conducts interviews for upcoming designs
▪ Creates renderings

May 2019 - Nov 2019

Society of Architectural Historian, Chicago, Stakeholder. Data Mapping Project

▪ Participated in a roundtable dialogue sponsored by the Mellon Foundation
▪ Discussed the health of architectural, urban, and landscape history today, to establish funding priorities for years to come

Oct 2019 - Oct 2019

Black Cultural Center at UW-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Administrative Assistant

▪ Organized campus-wide events
▪ Created flyers, list-serves, rsvp forms, and other outreach materials
▪ Edited students’ papers and engage in stimulating dialogue

Sep 2016 - Dec 2018

Hip Hop Architecture Camp, Madison, Lead Facilitator

▪ Worked with children ages 9-14 to produce a master plan of a city using hip hop lyrics
▪ Assisted students with creating physical models, digital models, and a music video

Jul 2018 - Jul 2018


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Bachelors, Architecture

Architectural Studies Major, Urban Planning Certificate, African Diaspora Studies Minor

Sep 2013 - May 2019

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