Spotlight: Adede Amenyah

A budding architectural designer finds the chance to work on two New York City icons.

Photo courtesy Adede Amenyah
Adede presents her work for the Year One Research Initiative in 2018. Photo: Lucas Blair Simpson © SOM.
Sectional view of the future Moynihan Train Hall. Image © Empire State Development, courtesy SOM | Methanoia
The Waldorf Astoria, a New York City icon reimagined. Image © Noe Associates | Boundary
Future porte-cochères at the Waldorf Astoria. Image © Noe Associates | Boundary

Every day offers a new opportunity to solve problems, and to do so as a team.

SOM has been an ideal place to continue my architectural education. Every day offers a new opportunity to solve problems, and to do so as a team. There’s always so much more to learn and discover, so it keeps us on our toes. Although the process from design to construction might appear to be long and arduous, our day-to-day work is very fast-paced. We work through many rapid iterations of a design; it can be a challenge to keep up.

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