Teva is a designer at Concordia. As part of the Concordia team, she works on both architectural projects as well as planning projects involving GIS mapping. Through architecture and planning, Teva strives to create inclusive environments designed to address the needs and desires of the community.
She first encountered architecture through the lens of international development. Through identifying growing needs and shifting human geography patterns, she became increasingly aware of the changing demands for shelter and space. Teva earned her Masters of Architecture and Master of Preservation Studies degrees at Tulane University where she had the opportunity to further explore aspects of cultural identity and the effects of community engagement in both small and large scale projects. She describers herself as a dreamer. Subsequently, her interest in developing big picture concepts led to winning a travel fellowship in Armenia to explore the ways one country deals with the architectural remnants left in the aftermath of a collapsed empire, and an imaginative thesis project investigating ways to address cultural heritage in conflict zones. Her thesis, “Targeting Cultural Heritage” won Tulane’s Outstanding Thesis Award. While at Tulane, Teva was a teaching assistant in the Phyllis Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking, and was involved in NOMAS.
Outside her work, Teva enjoys hiking and camping, baking, and volunteering with the New Orleans SPCA.