Jenna joined The Brooklyn Studio as a Project Designer in 2016. She is currently working on a range of residential projects from rowhouse renovations to new construction single-family homes. Jenna has also worked with Morris Adjmi Architects, where she gained experience in large scale mixed-use projects.
After earning her Bachelor of Architecture from the American University of Beirut in her hometown, she collaborated on the renovation of a historic Lebanese house with local architect Simone Kosremelli. This experience inspired Jenna to earn her Post-Professional Master of Arts in Adaptive Reuse/Interior Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). There, she focused on the reuse of materials, transformative interventions, and the preservation of memory. Jenna contributed to RISD’s community by working as a teaching assistant in the Interior Architecutre MDes summer program. She was also involved in the publication of the IntAR Journal of Interventions and Adaptive Reuse.
After graduating, Jenna moved to Brooklyn to put her strong skillset into action. Jenna brings her knowledge of multiple languages to the office. She was initially draw to The Brooklyn Studio’s innovative and progressive approach to addressing design issues intrinsic to the adaptive reuse of existing structures.