I'm Marcella Massa, an award-winning and licensed Architect from Brazil.
During the five years that I attended University, I had accomplished many goals and discovered new passions as well.
I was the class leader during the whole course (5 years) which increased my leadership skills. I used to help my classmates with the programs and how to use them faster, In 2011, one of my professors recommended me to be an instructor in a National School for Industrial Learning in Brazil. I was an AutoCAD, Blueprint and SketchUp instructor for almost 3 years, In this period of my life I discovered my passion in helping / teaching others.
Talking about my professional career, I worked in sales for about 7 years. And working with a very high-end furniture company gave me a huge experience in interior design, architectural drafting and customer's relationship.
In 2012, a colleague and I designed a project for a Decoration Fair in Brazil (Morar Mais por Menos). After 45 days of exhibition, our space was selected as The Best Commercial Project. In April 2013, the fair's organizing committee in Rio de Janeiro selected our project to be awarded as The Most Important Project for Social Inclusion in Italy during the most famous Design Fair that Europe hosts: "Salone Internazionale Del Mobile". These achievements and my experience in the field made me more excited about my career and my future. Combining all my experience (10+), I have worked mostly with commercial jobs, and it includes retail stores, law/doctors offices, hospitality, schools, restaurants and also a Master Plans.
In September of 2017 , I started a Master Program (M.Arch) at Morgan State University which I'm enjoying and learning everyday. I'm an active volunteer (church and community) and recently I've been focusing in Social Architecture - "How we, as Architects, can improve life in our community?" "How can we associate Architecture and Sustainable Design more in a social aspect?" . I love designing "full-package" projects, not only architectural drawings but also interior design (being part of the creative/thinking process and selecting material). I keep challenging myself so I can always learn and grow.
I'm proud of all my achievements over the years and sure that more is yet to come.
What have I been passionate about it? Architecture and Sustainable Design, help others, share the love of Christ and living a healthy life (body & mind).
Thank you all and God bless,
Marcella Massa, Int'l Assoc. AIA, RA