Visiting Associate Professor, Pratt Institute
Latoya Nelson Kamdang is a U.S. Fulbright Senior Scholar, Registered Architect, Certified Interior Designer, LEED Accredited Professional, and a Visiting Associate Professor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Latoya has developed her career in practice while maintaining a connection to academic research and teaching. She has a research focus on rapidly expanding urban areas, neighborhood gentrification, passive sustainable technologies, and indigenous architecture. Beyond teaching and research, Latoya is a practitioner with experience that spans architecture, planning, exhibit design, and industrial and interior design. She has executed projects in design and project executive capacities in hospitality, aviation, retail, museums, workplace, education, and institutional. Latoya was on the design team for the Smithsonian Institute National Museum of African American History and Culture. She was an interdisciplinary team member from RFP submission through construction documents. Her spatial focus was the Slavery & Freedom History Gallery. She has also worked on overseas federal projects while a consultant at the Overseas Buildings Operations. Latoya earned a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design and a Certificate in Real Estate Design & Development from the Wharton School of Business. She has a Master of Fine Arts degree from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing from Georgetown University. She currently sits on the board of Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, The New York State Board of Architecture, The First 500, ACE Mentor Program NY, and the Van Alen Institute. She serves on the DEI Committee for NCARB.