In The Hilla #20 Muhammad Shehata | My Journey as an Architect & Why We Need More Black Architects - In The Hilla

Episode 20

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21st Oct 2020

#20 Muhammad Shehata | My Journey as an Architect & Why We Need More Black Architects

Muhammad Shehata is an Architect for JLA Architects and received his degree from Iowa State University. He assists clients throughout the real estate development process – from project feasibility to building construction. Prior to this he worked at Flad Architects, where he designed facilities for healthcare, higher education, and science and technology clients. In this interview, Muhammad gives insight on what it takes to be an architect as well as breaks down his own story.

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In The Hilla
In The Hilla (الحلة‎ - Neighborhood)
A podcast that educates/informs folks from marginalized communities about different career avenues/possibilities.

When I originally had the idea for my podcast, I was thinking of issues within my community. It is rare to see engineers, doctors, entrepreneurs, and equity owners in low income neighborhoods. At the end of the day people are a product of their environment and you can't be what you can't see. Therefore, I created this podcast to serve as an example. Through this platform, I hope to educate/inform folks about the different avenues/possibilities that exist. And more importantly, break down how it was done as well as identify the challenges that can be expected.

I started doing interviews for my podcast back in April and started posting content on July 2020.

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Ahmed Ismail

Ahmed is a first generation immigrant from Sudan and is currently an industrial engineering student at Iowa State University. He is a driven and entrepreneurial minded student with a diverse set of experiences that include working as a software engineering intern and mechanical engineering intern, studying abroad in the UK, conducting research for the U.S. Dept of Energy, lobbying for the U.S. Dept of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and serving on the national board for a multi-million dollar non-profit.