Daya Irene Taylor, AIA, NOMA

Assistant Professor, Joined TU in 2009

EDUCATION

Master of Architecture, Clemson University, 1999

Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, Florida A&M University, 1997

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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