MEEM





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Samiha Meem is a designer and writer working between Montreal, New York, and Los Angeles. She does things in other places, too. 

Meem Land is both her live portfolio and where she pursues a wide range of independent work for a variety of clients. This includes architectural design, graphics and illustrations, communications design and strategy, visual identities, websites,  interdisciplinary collaborations and content curation. She does other things, too.

Here is a list of stuff that has happened, from present to past:

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Joined the teaching staff at McGill University School of Architecture for U2 Design Studio in Fall 2021
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Currently writing for two separate and very different but equally exciting writing projects ︎
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Currently working with Montreal architecture office Architecture Pour Tous on building the established pratice’s internal and public-facing philosophy, visual identity and language, as well as website design

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Currently building an engagement website for the Post-Suburban Densification research initiative by Nik Luca, Associate Professor at McGill University

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Will presented a lecture and hold graphic workshop at McGill University School of Architecture for the Brown Bag Lecture series in Fall 2021

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Presented lecture on research work titled ‘Post Everything’ at The Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA) in the UK for Summer School 2021

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Joined WXY Studio in New York as a Communications Designer from February 2021 to Sept 2021

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Collaborated with Original Rose on their product & packaging design

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Graduated with an M.Arch Professional from McGill University School of Architecture in 2021

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Completed Master’s thesis ‘Post Everything’ advised by David Theodore at McGill University School of Architecture in 2021

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Editing Assistant for Richie Shazam for a editorial profile on NYC fashion label Puppets & Puppets published in Interview Magazine

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Presented lecture ‘Grid, Fonts, Etc’ at McGill University School of Architecture for the Brown Bag Lecture series in 2020

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Was a Teaching Assistant at McGill University for ‘Digital Representation’ in two consequetive fall terms 2019-2020

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Was a Teaching Assistant at McGill University for ‘Architectural Modelling’ in Winter 2020

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Received the Norbert Schoenauer Fellowship at the McGill University

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Graduated with a B.Arch from University of Waterloo School of Architecture in 2019

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Joined LAMAS in Toronto as an Intern Architect from December 2018 to April 2019

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Received the International Experience Award at the University of Waterloo

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Commissioned to produce architectural graphics for several Büro Koray Duman projects

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Was a Research Assistant for Professor Jane Hutton at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture for Winter 2017

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Commissioned to produce architectural graphics for the Brooklyn Navy Yard Master Plan in New York for WXY Studio

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Collaborated with Original Rose for Gypsy Sport’s Fall 2018 collection at New York Fashion Week 

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Joined Andrew Berman Architect in New York as an Intern Architect from January 2018 to August 2018

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Included in exhibition titled ‘Questioning the Canon’ at Riverside Gallery in 2018 for publication ‘The Anti-White Space

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Wrote a baby manifesto titled ‘The Anti-White Space’; sold online, sold in stores like Art Metropole, sold in Fully Booked Dubai 2018 with Southasia.Art 

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Designed a print publication for student work within the undergraduate studio ‘Eeew-Oooh’ at the University of Waterloo in Fall 2017 

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Collaborated with a team for public installation project ‘Porta-Party’ with the City of Toronto for Nuit Blanche 2017 

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Joined WXY Studio in New York as an Intern Architect from September 2016 to August 2017

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Included in exhibition titled ‘Superposition’ at Riverside Gallery in 2017 for project ‘Multiplicities

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Received an Outstanding Design Work Award for 2B Design Studio from University of Waterloo

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Included in exhibition titled ‘Bearing’ at Riverside Gallery in 2016 for project ‘Undercommons

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Joined Studio V in New York as an Intern Architect from January 2016 to April 2016

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Received the Robert Kerr Scholarship for an outstanding applicant entering undergraduate studies at University of Waterloo
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Received the President’s Scholarship from the University of Waterloo for an entrance average between 90% - 94.9%

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Served as Head Editor of Jarvis Collegiate Institute’s high school yearbook in graduating year (the crown jewel of this CV)

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Received the Visual Arts Award in 2014 from Jarvis Collegiate Institute

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Joined Diamond Schmitt Architects in Toronto as an Intern from 2012 to 2013

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Received the Peter Gadsby Media Award from Jarvis Collegiate Institute
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Technical proficiencies in Adobe Creative Suite, Rhinocerous 3D, AutoCAD, Google Sketchup, Vectorworks, Microsoft Office, Google Suite, drafting/modeling, various social media management tools, HTML/CSS, site-builders and more