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Founder of the architecture and research firm atelier masōmī, Kamara was a software developer for several years before joining united4design, a global collective of architects working on projects in the U.S., Afghanistan and Niger. Atelier masōmī provides innovative solutions in architecture and design while exploring new adaptations to local techniques. 

Kamara believes that African architects should stop trying to copy what already exists in the West but look to their own history and heritage to produce architecture that is reflective of the region in which the buildings exist. Through atelier masōmī she seeks to develop innovative ways of using local, renewable, and low-cost materials, to create spaces that have the power to elevate, dignify, and provide a better life.

Read more about Mariam Kamara and her architectural firm work here.