We are excited to announce a new member of The Sheward Partnership team! Mayada Alhomsi, NEWH, IIDA has joined TSP as an Architectural Designer out of our Philadelphia office.

Mayada earned her B.Sc. Degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Baghdad as well as her M.S. in Interior Architecture from Thomas Jefferson University. Her portfolio includes commercial and residential projects spanning decades. Her talent as an interior designer and a multimedia artist – working with oil painting, jewelry, and fashion – sets her apart as a creatively rounded designer.

Her master’s thesis research reflects her interest in art, technology, and the natural environment. The Museum of Anthropocene Art investigates the role of art-informed interior design in educating the public about ecological challenges. Her research culminated in designing the interiors of a proposed Museum of Anthropocene Art, situated in an urban setting.

Mayada received a Leeway Foundation Grant for art and change, for her work in cultural preservation. Her artwork has been included in projects at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Philadelphia Folklore project. She has collaborated on various projects as a set designer with Mural Arts Philadelphia for Radio Silence performance and as an artist working on Philadelphia Assembled and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, designing the Sanctuary dome.

She is also the recipient of the following awards:

•Member of The Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society in Architecture and Allied Arts -2021
•NEWH Scholarship Award for Outstanding Academic Studies in Interior Architecture, November 2020

Since her arrival in the US, Mayada has been active in serving the refugee community. She works with WORC in community outreach to support refugees and immigrants. Recently, she designed welcoming signs for Afghan refugees to be placed in the airport. This work was in collaboration with Philadelphia Mural Arts and the City of Philadelphia.

Welcome, Mayada!