November 15, 2018

Samir Taylor Honored as One of Morgan State University's Alumni of the Year

by Meaghan Murphy

Samir Taylor Honored as One of Morgan State University's Alumni of the Year

In recognition of his volunteer efforts and community involvement, Samir Taylor has been honored as Morgan State University’s School of Architecture + Planning Alumni of the Year.

Samir earned his Master of Architecture degree from Morgan State University. Since graduating, he has helped design projects in downtown Baltimore and the Greater Baltimore community including residential projects like The Lenore apartment conversion, Flats at Eutaw in Bolton Hill, and 520 Park in Mount Vernon. Currently at GWWO, Samir continues to contribute to the broader community through his work on projects in Baltimore County at both the collegiate and elementary school levels. Projects include the new Carol Diane Eustis Center for Health Professions at the Community College of Baltimore County, the new Berkshire Elementary School, and the new Northeast Area Ridge Road Elementary School, both for Baltimore County Public Schools. 

When he’s not working, Samir can be found volunteering for organizations including Habitat for Humanity, Section 1/Creative Labs, Morgan State University, AIA Baltimore, and Single Carrot Theatre. Most recently, Samir served as a mentor to MSU grad students, providing feedback at a critical phase in their semester-long, urban-connectivity plan projects. He also regularly participates in Green Apple Day of Service and was co-creator of a popular installation at Light City Baltimore in the Inner Harbor in 2017. Last year, he was honored by the Baltimore Business Journal as one of the 40 leaders under the age of 40 who innovate, engage, excel in business, and improve the Greater Baltimore community.

Samir was honored with the Morgan State SA+P Alumni of the Year Award at the University’s annual Founders Day Convocation Ceremony on Thursday, November 8.