Farah Naz Ahmad is a graduate of Architecture from The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at The City College of New York. With her leadership experience in national organizations, passion for design and construction, and advocacy for the 'green' movement, Farah is inspired to leave her imprint upon the building industry.
“Farah did a phenomenal job as student communications project leader for City College’s team in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. She mastered the use of conventional and social media to get the word out to the public on the project and proved to be an effective spokesperson who was very poised in making public appearances. I was so impressed with the work she did on the project that she was selected to be part of City College’s annual ‘Great Grads’ salute.”
-Ellis Simon, Director of Public Relations, The City College of New York
“She is a “triple threat” standout. She has a keen intellectual as well as emotional attachment to architecture and lasting good design; hence, her degree in architecture, appointment as chairperson for her school’s AIA Chapter. At least as important, Ms. Ahmad has an acute sense of how to write, and tell a story about things architectural. Thirdly, she has a basic understanding of the inherent marketing-communications value of editorial coverage and public relations, especially important in an increasingly image-conscious, media-saturated world of architectural business.
-William Kent Schoenfisch, Co-founder, President at Schoenfisch Incorporated, New York State
“Farah is an energetic, engaging and personable aspiring architect who I had the pleasure of working with on the CCNY Solar Decathlon Team. Farah is a gifted communicator and excelled at promoting Team NY's message and Solar Roof Pod's design attributes to a wide audience throughout the duration of the Solar Decathlon. Her passion for design, alternative energy and CCNY is evident in all she does!”
-Carol Kurth, FAIA, LEED AP, Allied Member ASID
“I have worked with Farah since she was in college and she has shown remarkable creativity and perseverance to accomplish marketing goals for the Solar Decathlon team. Since then she has continued as a valued blogger and has grown as a writer and thought leader in the green building space. This young architect is one to watch! And I'll be proud to say I knew her way back when.”
-Gary Wollenhaupt, Editorial Director, www.proudgreenhome.com
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