Mika Naraynsingh

Scholar since

Scholarship received
The Sho-Ping Chin Women's Leadership Summit Grant


University of Pennsylvania

Trinidad & Tobago

Mika Naraynsingh is a DC licensed architect at Perkins&Will with a passion for building enclosure and façade designs. With over 8 years experience, she has enjoyed translating projects from design development paper drawings through construction administration to concrete reality. Mika has a Masters of Architecture with Real Estate certification from the University of Pennsylvania.

Mika is a socially conscious professional committed to uplifting her community. She has served on the AIA DC’s Emerging Architects Committee as their Advocacy Chair from 2020-2022, the NCARB Item Development Subcommittee, and has co-founded and ran several mentorship and diversity committees across the DMV, empowering emerging professionals on their diverse paths to leadership.

As the 2022 AIA DC’s Equity by WIELD Chair, Mika fueled her passion for supporting women, immigrants and minorities. Through WIELD, she envisioned and spearheaded the AIA DC’s Immigrant Architect Series and later co-authored the book City Shapers: Stories of Immigrant Designers, offering invaluable resources to help immigrant architects succeed. Her vision for a better world won her the 2022 AIA DC’s UNBUILT Washington Honor Award, while her leadership and significant contributions to the profession granted her the 2023 AIA DC’s Emerging Architect Award.