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NOMAS Spotlight - Theodore Levy IV (Past President, Spring 2019)

My name is Theodore Levy IV (Teddy) and I was born and raised in Upper Marlboro, Prince Georges County, MD

I am the Past President of the NOMAS chapter at Morgan State University. I am a 2019 Graduate of the Morgan State University School of Architecture & Planning Degree: Bachelor of Science in Architecture & Environmental Design (with honors).

How did you find architecture/design?

I became interested in design after taking graphic design classes at my high school (Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High). My teachers were artists and pushed me to explore this further, which led me to pursue pre-college courses at MICA and the Corcoran College of Art & Design. During my senior year of high school, I completed an independent study for AP Human Geography that led me to discover that it was the built environment that I wished to shape. My research/self-reflection sparked my interest in both architecture and urban design, particularly the capacity for equity.

Where will you be going post-graduation?

Now that I'm finished at Morgan State University, I will be attending Washington University in St. Louis as a dual degree candidate for the Master of Architecture and Master of Urban Design. At WashU, I have been awarded the Chancellor's Graduate Fellowship, which will support my education and research into equitable architecture.

What do you hope to do with your new experience/education (continued)?

Before I'm off to St.Louis, I will be interning this summer with the architecture team at Streetsense as a Summer Associate!

What do you hope to do with your new experience/education?

I hope to use my new experiences to continue to grow my capacity to design and my ability to understand equitable practices. In the future, I would like to practice as an architect that works in the realm of public interest design, and I see each experience as a thread in the tapestry that is my future goals.

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