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TKDA Hires New Education Market Manager

We are happy to announce that Engy Michael, Assoc. AIA, has joined TKDA as our Education Market Manager. Having worked as a Designer and Project Manager for nearly 20 years, Engy will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team in the education market.

Engy is excited about her new market-leading role at TKDA, where she will share her passion with fellow employee owners and collaborate on integrated projects. As our Education Market Manager, Engy will couple her technical expertise with project management and leadership skills to deliver education facilities for K-12 and higher education clients. Engy enjoys hands-on learning and takes pride in constructing her work, from mock-ups, laser cutting, and 3D printing to hand sketching.

“Engy’s passion is evident in everything she does. Her extensive experience as a university instructor and work with primary and secondary education administrations have greatly expanded TKDA’s ability to support both current and future projects,” said Architecture Vice President, DJ Heinle. “I’m thrilled to be supporting her market focus at TKDA.”

Engy has a deep passion for architecture, starting at the age of 12 when she became infatuated with the built environment around her. Her love for architecture grew, and she graduated with an honors degree from Ain Shans University in Cairo, where she was appointed later. In 2010, she earned a Master’s Degree in Architecture at the University of Minnesota, where she was introduced to a variety of conceptual methodologies, learned basic principles of ecologic analysis and environmental design, and honed her graphic skills. She went on to work for design firms and construction companies, where she gained a broad range of experience working on projects for K-12 schools, office buildings, industrial facilities, and libraries.

In her free time, Engy wanders with her Nikon D90, volunteers with non-profit organizations, or draws in her studio.

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