Martyna’s design sensibility has a strong egalitarian bent. “Everyone, regardless of their socio-economic background should have access to well-designed spaces.”
Her experience leading a construction crew as an AmeriCorps volunteer made such a significant impact in the way she perceives community-oriented architecture. She is particularly interested in urban landscapes that encourage human scale interaction between buildings and streets. This social ideal is omnipresent in the way she translates her knowledge in construction and design language to improve the sense of place in all the M2 projects she works on.
- Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, Southern Illinois University, 2019
- Other than architecture, what other field of study are you also interested in?
- History, urban planning, and engineering
- Talk to me about…
- Music and movies! Some of my favorite movies are Moonstruck, Steel Magnolias, and anything by David Lynch.
- What’s your hometown?
- Suwalki, Poland.
- What is your favorite design book?
- Strong Towns by Charles Marohn and the Design of Everyday Things by Donald Norman. Both books offer a macro/micro insight to how our environments are shaped.
- What is one accomplishment (personal or professional) that you are most proud of?
- Volunteering with the AmeriCorp for a summer. I was part of a rebuilding effort in Rainelle, WV following a severe flood. Me and my team helped build homes for 4 families affected by the flood over the course of 3 months.
- What can’t you live without?
- Having a creative hobby outside of work. I am currently taking a wheel throwing class!