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Faculty Details

Assistant Professor

NCARB certificate holder
MDOT/ WMBE certification
BIM certification
Registered Architect -Maryland, District of Columbia, Common Wealth of Virginia, US
Masters in Architecture -Thesis: “Waterfront development and planning in urban Metropolis”, Madras
Bachelors in Architecture - Thesis: “MIOT- Ortho Trauma hospital and rehabilitation, Madras”


Integrated design and systems
Sustainability and Design
South Asia Art and History
Professional conduct


• Speaker at Design DC 2017, Oct 4 Washington DC. “Resilient Women – The case of Howard
University Graduates of Architecture and Planning “with Dr. Hazel Edwards.

• Speaker at NOMA 2017, Oct 12 Houston Texas– “Shades of Green – Analysis of the Various Building Certifications/ Labels and the Value it creates Today”

• 2017 April Ms. Nea Maloo faculty/ junior had been the faculty advisor, speaker and judge representing the Architecture department.
“Huy Bui” (3rd year) – won the overall Research week, and in his category of creative design. He was awarded certificate, research journal and a travel amount $1000.00 to present his paper on future conference. Faculty advisor is encouraged to travel.
" Jordan McCrae” (3 rd. year)– won in his category of “Business” and was awarded certificate and research journal.
Ms. maloo has also been invited to the center of basic sciences, by fellow judges to present on Sustainability.
These are the list of Presentation and shows the variety of research in architecture and technology.

Poster Presentation

o Christopher Taylor - Physical Sciences & Engineering - “The solution to feeding the world”
o Jordan McCrae – Business – “How Consumerism Caused (and Can End) the Plastic Plague”
o Keyera Howard - Education & Outreach – “There’s more to “cooking” than Ramen Noodles.”
o Natasha Graves - Social Sciences – ‘The Power of Light in Design to Heal Our Internal Balance- could not complete her poster.
o Huy Bui -Creative Arts & Design – “Alleviating City’s Environmental Impacts and Revitalizing Its Urban Fabric Through Green Roofs – A Case Study in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam”

• Nea Maloo - Education & Outreach – “The shades of Green - Analysis of the different building certifications/labels for green certifications, cost analysis (Oral Presentation)
• Michael Schroeder - Physical Sciences & Engineering - “Bison Bikes” (Oral Presentation)
• Richmond VA, Vortex panel spring 2017. Speaker with Katherine Williams, Kathy Dixon and Kathrine Prig more.
• Presenter and Speaker at NOMA conference, Philadelphia
• Vortex panel 2014 and Digital Architecture paper, 2014, Philadelphia

Subjects Taught: 

o ARCH 501 – Structures 1,
o ARCH 502 – Structures 2,
o ARCH 521 – Intro to Environmental Systems 1,
o ARCH 522 – Intro to Environmental Systems 2
o ARCH 150 – Design Communications 1 and 2
o ARCH 311- South Asia, Art and Architecture

o ARCH 202 -Design 6,
o ARCH 101 -Design 1,
o ARCH 102 -Design 2,
o ARCH 751 - Professional Practice,
o ARCH -003 Architecture & Environment

Detailed Information

About Me: 

Nea is passionate about environmental design and technical education and is licensed in DC, MD and VA. She has combined these core values in her architectural practice and the academic community. Her teaching pedagogy is to integrate technical integration in design. Her technical expertise and background in sustainability design brings a unique perspective to design weaving architecture and education to the built environment.

Nea is an educator currently teaching Design Studio, Structures, Environmental Systems and Professional Practice classes at Howard University. She also believes that architecture is contextual and encourages her students to travel to gain experience, initiating a travel led education to South Asia.

Nea is active in the architectural and academic communities publishing and presenting several educations and outreach-based initiatives. She has also served on various panels to share her perspectives on topic related to environmental design and is appointed as the HBCU Liaison for NOMAs for 2018-19.

Nea Maloo is the Founder and Principal Architect of Showcase Architects an award-winning practice focused on environmental architecture, community planning and urban design. The firm’s design philosophy explores modern architecture through a spatial, material and contextual approach combining contemporary techniques with sustainable systems. Nea brings twenty-five years of experience and leadership to a range of project types in the public and private sectors. Her expertise is providing innovative design solutions in complex technical projects with integration of systems.


Structures and Building envelope,
Integrated systems and Design.
Women in Architecture



Meet HU Commencement 2019 Student Speaker Renee Whiteley

Thu, May 16, 2019

Class of 2019 Architecture Magna Cum Laude Graduate Renee Whiteley addressed her class and the university community at Howard University’s 151st Commencement Convocation on May 12, 2019. Read More >>

Department of Architecture Welcomes 2019 AIA President

Tue, April 9, 2019

The Department of Architecture welcomed William J. Bates, FAIA, NOMA, the 2019 president of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) yesterday. Bates shared with our students and faculty his valuable perspective on being an accomplished architect. Bates is only the second African American to head the AIA since it was established in 1857. Read More >>


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