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Etta Madete

Designer, BuildX Studio (formally Orkidstudio)

Kenya · Class of 2020

Etta is a human-centered design architect, believing that communities must be at the heart of building and design. She chose architecture school because it she saw the field as both physical and tangible, that would allow her to come up with practical solutions. She’s passionate about sustainable building technology and materials in the built environment. Etta seeks to create social change through design and addresses development through an architectural lens. She’s currently working on creating sustainable, low-income housing developments in Nairobi that supplement existing structures. Using innovative and a creative design approaches, Etta aims to build communities and neighborhoods that foster health and well-being.