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Our students learn best when adults authentically share their interest in the subject. That's really powerful because kids are still figuring out their interests and what it means for their lives.

Our Team. 

Julia is a founder, Director, and a curriculum developer of the Kids in Design' program. She has received her undergraduate and graduate degree in architecture from Tulane University, and a law degree from Vanderbilt University.

Anita Osorio is an architect and educator living in Harlem, studied at DAAP, University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, graduated from the Porto School of Architecture FAUP at the University of Porto with a Master’s Degree in Architecture. The initiator of La Escuela de Arquitectura en el Centro (LEAC) as part of her ongoing research on archives as worldmaking infrastructures of theory and practice transforming architecture pedagogies.

Thuy-Dung holds a Bachelor of Design from the University of Nebraska and has extensive experience as interior designer.

Sarah is a painter and textile artist. She has an MFA in Fine Arts degree at the School of Visual Arts.

Zhiyu You

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Zhiyu is an award-winning illustrator and visual artist born in China and based in New York. She has graduated the School of Visual Arts. 

Combining painting techniques and digital drawing, Zhiyu's vocabulary is developed from her Chinese heritage. Her work depicts the unique situations of women and minorities. 

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David Kim

David Kim has graduated with a BFA from the School of Visual Arts. As an artist, he primarily work in interactive sculpture, installation, and product design. He works in 3D Modeling, FDM/SLA 3D Printing, 3D scanning and casting different types of materials such as resin and silicone.


Kumiko Ashino

Kumiko is a NYS-registered architect, with a Masters of Architecture degree from Columbia University. Her passion is promoting children’s growth through creative design and living.

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Jillene Lopez

Jillene is an Interior Designer and artist. As an artist, she primarily creates paintings and unique pieces made of resin. One of her goals is working with children and making quality STEAM education accessible to all. 

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Amir Shouri

Amir is an award-winning founding partner at Tabe Shouri, an architecture practice in The Industry City. His passion for architecture and design comes from his past experiences with people like Kenneth Frampton and offices like OMA. He loves to work with the next generation of innovators and creative minds

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Laura Lwaysi

Laura is a passionate architectural designer with a bachelor's degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. With extensive experience in residential projects, Laura brings creativity, innovation, and precision to every design. Beyond her architectural expertise, Laura has a deep-seated love for teaching and nurturing young minds. She is thrilled to merge her two passions and inspire the next generation of architects

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