Cheyenne Yamada

Cheyenne Yamada

Scholar since

Scholarship received
2022 Yann Weymouth Graduate Scholarship


University of Pennsylvania (M.Arch)
University of Virginia (Pre-Professional Architecture)

Woodbridge, VA

Cheyenne is a current Master of Architecture candidate at the University of Pennsylvania, having just graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Professional Architecture in 2021. She is of Chamorro and Filipino descent, born in Saipan of the Northern Mariana Islands and raised in the mainland U.S. just outside of Washington D.C. Coming from these dual landscapes of a fourteen by five mile long island in the Pacific versus a metropolitan area, she has been exposed to incredibly diverse natural, built, and socioeconomic environments. It is her unique upbringing to which she attributes her continuing curiosity about how design influences people from different walks of life as well as how it affects the natural environment in which it intervenes. This curiosity has sustained throughout her architectural studies thus far as her studio projects have naturally gravitated towards sustainable design efforts to simultaneously promote both cultural and environmental resilience.