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Abimbola Olorode

Abimbola Olorode

Design Intern

Houston, TX

Education

  • Master in Landscape Architecture, Texas A&M University (in progress)
  • Masters of Science, Architecture, Covenant University
  • Bachelors of Science, Architecture, Covenant University

Discipline

Awards

  • Kathleen Souther Memorial Scholarship in Landscape architecture
  • Environmental Science and Engineering Graduate Scholarship Award /Air &Waste Management Association

Abimbola Olorode is an aspiring landscape architect from Lagos, Nigeria. With multiple degrees in architecture, she realized the unfortunate gap between the built and natural environment. After spending three years in the industry as a Graduate architect and landscape designer, Abimbola moved to the states and is now a 3rd-year Landscape architecture graduate student at Texas A&M University, College Station. She desires to bridge that gap by developing healthy, livable, and culturally sensitive communities, especially for underserved neighborhoods.

In her spare time, you’ll find her singing, podcasting, and connecting with friends and family.

Q & A

What’s your favorite type of community engagement activity?
Informal gatherings and hangouts with community members, anything that would get them to share stories.

Where do you get your design inspiration from?
People, culture, history, day dreaming, emerging design trends and other designs

If you could work on a project anywhere in the world where would it be?
Makoko waterfront settlement in Lagos Nigeria. It is an opportunity to take the living with water initiative to revitalize the community without having to displace people from their homes.