Dyana Berthaud, Assoc. AIA
Dyana Berthaud was born and raised in New York City as the only American in a Haitian family of six. Growing up in around other immigrant families in the culturally diverse borough of Queens has taught her a lot about adapting, adjusting, and acceptance. After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and Superstorm Sandy in 2012, t Berthaud’s last few years in architecture school focused on the themes of compassion and collaboration. Berthaud has held various board positions at the only NYC Student Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), allowing her to gain skills in leadership, public speaking, and diligence. Outside of school and work, Berthaud has taken these new skills and passions to volunteering with groups addressing homelessness and emergency response.
Ashly Chirayil, Assoc. AIA
Ashly Nichole Chirayil is a designer living and working in the greater New York City region. Chirayil sees herself as a civil servant charged with bringing humane and optimistic spatial and experiential equality to members of her community. In her work, she minimizes the appearance of physical barriers and the rigid hierarchy of spaces while emphasizing transitions, particularly those between indoor and outdoor and artifice and nature. Chirayil holds a M.Arch from the University of Texas and a B.A. in Studio Art. She is a contributing member of her community and volunteers regularly with local organizations. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her spouse and dog in Washington Square Park.
Quinn Lammie, AIA
Quinn Lammie was born in New Orleans but grew up in the Metro Atlanta area. While attending Georgia Tech, he spent his final academic year studying at the L’Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris La Villette (ENSAPLV) in Paris, gaining first-hand experience in socially conscious architecture, particularly in the area of low-income housing. Not long after finishing graduate school, Lammie moved to New York City where he currently works at Murphy Burnham and Buttrick Architects. He has worked on projects including renovation efforts for the Park Avenue Synagogue, New York University, and St. Hilda’s and St. Hugh’s School. Lammie currently lives in Jackson Heights with his wife Kate and his dog Mowgli.
Ofunne Oganwu, Assoc. AIA
Ofunne Mary-Ann Oganwu explores how architecture builds community, shapes culture, and holds memory. Born in Ibadan, Nigeria, Oganwu moved to the United Kingdom at a young age and grew up in Hackney, East London. Her passion for architecture, the arts, and culture has lead her to live and study further around the world. Oganwu was an Irma Giustino Weiss Cultural Enrichment Fellow whilst completing a five-year Bachelor of Architecture degree at The Cooper Union. She has worked on the refurbishment of buildings for music and cultural events as well as public and private institutional and residential buildings such as Columbia University, Glenwood Houses in Brooklyn, and Morris High School in the Bronx. She currently works on new affordable multi-family housing for New York City.
As a former participant in the AIANY Civic Leadership Program, Oganwu helped create the survey that was sent to AIANY members which focused on measuring their support for civic engagement, equity, and political activism within their practices. She co-organized ‘Civic Impact in Practice,’ hosted at the Center for Architecture where highlights of the survey’s findings were shared and discussed.
Oganwu introduces young people to architecture in-school and after-school through hands-on building activities. She collaborated with the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) in Brooklyn to create and implement an architecture and design curriculum for its tuition-free K-12 after-school arts and community initiative (A-I-S). Oganwu continues to craft her practice which encompasses mentorship and education.
Hung Kit Yuen, AIA
Hung Kit Yuen is an Associate and an architect at Perkins Eastman. He has over six years of design and construction experience on large-scale master planning, transit-oriented development, mixed-use, civic and institutional projects. Hung Kit enjoys immersing himself into diﬀerent cultures and cities; he was born in Hong Kong and has lived and worked in in Asia, Europe and America. His diverse experiences provide him with a unique perspective in pursuit of a more open and equitable design that aligns public and private interests of community stakeholders. Hung Kit is a graduate of the AIANY Civic Leadership Program’s 2018 class, and will continue to contribute to the Program as an advisor.