Today, the world marks another anniversary of the horrific events of September 11th. This tragedy pushed the Muslim American community to the forefront, forcing them to discover who they are, as a collective. This grueling process of defining identity can be traced through architectural designs where various attributes have been explored. From the relatively unknown Islamic inspired architecture of the World Trade Center, to the Islamic Center in Manhattan, we start to see not only a pattern of expression, but also a community coming into its own.Read More
10ksa, Baraboux and MIIM Designs have joined forces. More information in the weeks to come.
As the new school year kicks off, we reflects back on last years " Expanded Mosque Studio" at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, where our founder, Maryam Eskandari, was a guest crit and the studio was coordinated by Ziad Jamaleddine & Makram el Kadi of L.E.FT.Read More
Every two months, MIIM Designs takes an opportunity to have a mini-retreat. Each retreat can vary and can range from learning how to make pottery, hiking in SF swimming in Walden park in Boston and even, yoga.
During our summer mini-retreat, today, we explored our "Values" on an individual and group level.
We did several exercises on our own to discover our true intentions and deep values and then came together as MIIM Team to explore our values as a group.
In order to run a successful and creative design studio it is important to touch base with our core values on both an individual and team basis.