Tamara Ariel Cartwright


From The Bahamas, Tamara moved to the U.S in 2010 to pursue her goal of becoming an architect. She obtained her Masters of Architecture at Drury University in 2015, graduating with Cum Laude honors and several minors: Design Arts, Fine Arts and Global Studies.  In her third year she was inducted into the Tau Sigma Delta National Architecture Honor Society and given the opportunity to study abroad in Aegina, Greece. During her time in Europe, she was also able to visit Cyprus, Italy and France. Upon graduation Tamara joined Carnegie Mellon’s UDREAM Fellowship program. The program allowed Tamara to pursue her passion for urban design through a five week intensive academic concentration at CMU and twelve week internship at the Design Center Pittsburgh. Tamara is a strong proponent of community involvement and social impact design, believing that urban design can create communities that are both livable and equitable. As a result of her fellowship, she now joins the Masters of Urban Design at CMU where she will receive her degree in 2018.