Boston, MA, USA
Mayrah joined MASS in 2018 for the Isle de Jean Charles Tribe’s relocation design and is now engaged full-time as a designer. Prior to MASS, she worked with Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative on building design and technical capacity in Indian Country, with Urban- Think Tank on community-led shack upgrading in South Africa, with Global Citizens for Sustainable Development on migrant housing in India, and with Enterprise Community Partners on documenting best practices in affordable housing. Her design principles stem from a deep appreciation for living ecosystems and commitment to environmental justice.
She holds a Master of Architecture with Honors from Columbia University and Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and Environmental Studies with Honors from Wellesley College. She is the recipient of the Kinne, Watson, Schiff, Albright, and Noble Foundation Fellowships and author of On Fragile Architecture: Exploring Causes of Indigenous Housing Insecurity and Bangalore: Urban Development and Environmental Justice.