2022 AIA Large Firm Roundtable ARE Scholarship
Tuskegee University (B.Arch, Minor in Construction Science Management)
Fort Deposit, AL
Domonique Jiles is a proud 2020 graduate of Tuskegee University, receiving her Bachelor’s of Architecture with a Minor in Construction Science Management. Her journey through school was hard, but well worth it. Domonique grew up in a small rural community with a population of roughly one thousand. She did not receive much exposure to architecture and design in her community, but she always had a natural inclination for it.
In her personal statement she wrote while applying for the AIA LFRT ARE Scholarship, she recalls sketching designs of our 13’x60′ trailer home reimagined into a modest, yet functional and beautiful space for her family of four. While matriculating through school, she was able to marry her natural inclinations for design with the knowledge she was attaining. She learned that architecture was about creating a better well-being of life that adapted to the needs of a community.
Domonique currently works at an architecture firm in Montgomery, AL while she studies to take the Architect Registration Exam. She hopes to inspire other African American women to pursue a career as an architect. Domonique credits her wonderful mother and late father, as well as her faith in Christ, for how far she has come.