Maker Spotlight: Marta Ali

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Maker Spotlight: Marta Ali

Name: Marta Ali
Home: Alexandria, Virginia
Makerspace: Techshop DC; Arlington, Virginia
Day Job: Architectural Designer specializing in Advanced Design and Fabrication; Entrepreneur


Growing up I used to be inspired by sci-fi movies that feature amazing space explorations, extraterritorial environments, spacecrafts, and architectural designs. Since then, I have been exploring how to create innovative designs in real life. Now that I have the opportunity to use advanced design and fabrication methods and tools, it feels very enlightening to be able to create what I can conceptualize. It’s also empowering to experience every aspect of designing and creating projects from concept to fabrication, assembling, finishing, constructing, and installing . Being engaged in every aspect of a design/make process allows designers like me to manage the creativity, quality, viability, and efficiency of their projects at every level.

Work & Experience

Overview: A multidisciplinary Architect passionate about creating innovative design projects.
Past Experiences include: Urban Planning, Architectural Design, Multimedia design, and Construction Business Management. Acquired professional experiences while working for multidisciplinary Architecture and Engineering firms located in Washington D.C. and New York areas.
Past projects include: residential, commercial, hospitality, entertainment, and public facilities.
Currently, specializing on advanced design and fabrication projects including set designs for TV shows and broadcast production facilities. Also developing architectural typologies that integrate art, architecture, culture , advanced fabrication, and design theories .
Volunteer for government agencies and nonprofit organizations to assist in organizing large scale cultural outreach programs in the Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia areas.



You can find Marta online:
Her Business | Her Website | LinkedIn Profile | Twitter

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