Naima’s combined experience in landscape architecture, architecture and architectural/archaeological conservation stems from her desire to question and push the boundaries between the built and natural realms. Integral to this is the understanding of the way materials weather over time and are reclaimed by the landscape. Fascinated by the dynamic nature of plants and their architectural and sculptural properties, she strives to design outdoor spaces which are constantly changing as the light and seasons change.
In addition to professional practice, she has taught design studios and conducted research on both design and conservation topics. At DTLA, she channels this experience into mentoring staff and conducting material research.
- Registered Landscape Architect, State of California, #6343
- Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Pennsylvania
- Master of Science in Historic Preservation, Specialization in Architectural Conservation, University of Pennsylvania
- Master of Architecture, Cornell University
- Bachelor of Architecture, Cornell University