Rayya Newman

faculty
Lecturer

Rayya Newman

AIA, LEED AP BD+C, SEED

 

Rayya is a public interest architect and the founder of Triple Line Studio. Over the past 20 years she has worked in the DC area at the nonprofit/for-profit sister firms Inscape Publico and Inscape Studio, the top ranking international firm ZGF, and the local boutique firm CORE. In 2017 her project, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, an adaptive reuse project in the heart of historic Hyattsville, won Preservation Maryland’s Community Choice Award.

 

In her free time, Rayya has volunteered as Chapter Director for the Open Architecture Collaborative, an international volunteer based nonprofit working to improve and help communities through socially responsible and sustainable design. She is an AIA member, LEED-accredited, and SEED-certified professional. Rayya believes in the triple bottom line approach to sustainability and highlights public interest design projects, events, and people in the DC area on her blog, www.publicinterestdesign-dc.org