B.S., Morgan State University
M.Arch, Rhode Island School of Design
Certificate in Collegiate Teaching and Arts, Rhode Island School of Design
Years at Morgan: 1 Year
My interest in architecture started in the eighth grade. I participated in CityVision, a program in Washington D.C. that introduced me to the architecture and design process.
A staunch believer in the power of design to shape the lived experience of underserved and underrepresented individuals and communities, Teisha brings a deep focus on the social and communal aspects of architecture to her work at ARC. Her passion for creating equity and representation in the field lends itself to her particular interest in the architecture and design of education, low-income housing, and DeafSpace environments.
Before joining ARC, Teisha was a Fellow at the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) and worked at Salazara design firm in Portland, Oregon. She aspires to cultivate an environment of inclusion and is guided by the belief that representation and equity are imperative to successful organizations.
Teisha is a student of the craft of film photography - both 35mm and large format cameras - and spent two years shooting and developing her own photos for her thesis at RISD centered around Black Bodies in space.
- THE AFRICAN DIASPORA (THROUGH THE MAPPING OF BLACK BODIES AND STORY TELLING)
- Fall 2022
- ARCH 105 - Place Matters: Introductions to Contemporary City
- ARCH 103 - Communications Skills I
- Spring 2023
- ARCH 101 - Concepts and Theories of the Built Environment I
- ARCH 202 - Design II (Site and Structure)
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- Alpha Rho Chi 2021
- 2019 RISD Global Scholarship
- 2021 NOMA Foundation Fellowship
- 2023 Travel Grants for Emerging Faculty