Daya Irene Taylor, AIA, NOMA

Interim Dean, School of Architecture and Construction Science

EDUCATION
  • Master of Architecture, Clemson University, 1999
  • Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, Florida A&M University, 1997

BIOGRAPHY
  • Assistant Professor
  • Joined TU in 2009

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION AND MEMBERSHIPS
  • Registered Architect, Florida, 2006
  • American Institute of Architects, 2006
  • National Organization of Minority Architects, 2006
  • The Daya Bates Design Group, 2007

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor, Tuskegee University, Department of Architecture, 2009-present

Courses taught:

  • ARCH 101 - Introduction to Architecture Design Studio I
  • ARCH 102 - Introduction to Architecture Design Studio II
  • CSMT 101 - Introduction to Construction
  • CSMT 431 - Construction Management I
  • CSMT 432 - Construction Management II

Adjunct Instructor, ITT Technical Institute, Lake Mary, Florida, 2004-2009

Graduate Assistant, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Clemson University, 1997-1999

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • President, The Daya Bates Design Group, 2007-present
  • Senior Design / Project Manager, Canin Associates, 2007
  • Designer, BSB Design, 2005-2007
  • Architectural Designer, Montanna Associates (Marquis Fine Homes), 2005
  • Architectural Designer, Nasrallah Fine Architectural Design, 1999-2005
  • Intern Architect, Strollo Architects, 1998
  • Research Assistant, Florida A&M Institute for Building Science, 1997

PRESENTATIONS, PAPER PUBLICATIONS AND EXHIBITIONS

  • "Closing the Crack: Recruiting, Retaining, and Registering Women and Minority Architecture Candidates," National AIA Convention, Boston, Massachusetts, 2008.
  • Selected by National AIA Convention Planning committee to be interviewed via Podcast for posting on the AIA website.
  • Selected to be a speaker at the National Organization of Minority Architects National Convention. Subject: Passing the A.R.E., Orlando, Florida, 2006.
  • Featured in an article by the University of Cincinnati School of Architecture on the growth of minority females in the architecture profession, "African-American Women Building a Presence in Architecture."
  • Selected by The Orlando Business Journal as a top 25 Up-and-Comer, 2002.

SERVICE: UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT AND COMMUNITY

Department:

  • AIAS and NOMAS Faculty Advisor
  • Tau Sigma Delta National Architecture Honor Society Faculty Advisor
  • Architecture Library Faculty Coordinator
  • Lower Division Construction Science & Management Coordinator

Community and Professional:

  • Guest Critic, 4th year Design Studio, Florida A&M University
  • NCARB Intern Development Program (IDP) Mentor
  • Appointed by Orange County Commissioner, District 6, to serve on the Board of Zoning and Adjustments
  • Selected by the Mayor of the Orange County to serve on the Fire and Life Safety Board of Adjustments and Appeals
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Psi Theta Omega Chapter (Charter Member), President 2006-2009



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