We are excited to welcome two new Architectural Associates to our team – Laura Mukazhanova and Chen Yu!
Laura recently received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Syracuse University where she completed her thesis on the effects of architecture on one’s mental and emotional state. She illustrated this with a focus on addressing the issue of burnout in the healthcare industry through the use of visual and sensory perceptions in the workplace. As such, Laura has a particular interest and curiosity in architecture that has the potential for emotional and aesthetic influence on its occupants.
Yu recently graduated with her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Virginia. While completing her studies, Yu interned at architecture firms in Virginia and China. She also had the opportunity to conduct research on-site in Utqiagvik, Alaska regarding the reuse of waste heat. With an interest in public building design, Yu looks forward to expanding her knowledge on the subject through her project work at Dietz.