Emery Karenzi joined MASS in March 2020 as an Intern and has since transitioned full-time to the design team as Designer. At MASS, Emery has worked on different projects including Norrsken Kigali House in Rwanda and Manicaland Education and Maternal Health Facilities in Zimbabwe. He is currently working on Samajik Health Science Institute & Research Centre, an urban health campus with a 520-bed hospital, medical college, and health technology institute in Bangladesh.
Before joining MASS, Emery worked as a Designer and Superintendent at Construction Zone, a high-end residential and commercial design and build company in Phoenix, Arizona. At Construction Zone, he worked on various residential projects contributing to the design team and leading the implementation of some of the projects such as Mclinden and Allen-Cowley residences. Prior to this experience, Emery also worked on workspaces projects including Element at Kierland and Marina Heights while at Davis Architecture. He was part of the Intsinzi 4 Lifestyle, a local interior design company where he worked on furniture, planters, artworks, and interior space design. Emery holds an outstanding bachelor of science in Architecture from Arizona State University, where through Barrett Honors college, he conducted his thesis, Active Architecture, on the impact of the natural disasters on architecture and how architecture can be designed in a way that it adapts to changes taking place in nature. During his time at ASU, Emery also participated in different design competitions including the ASU Biophilic Design Competition in which he was ranked second.