Myrna is an architectural designer, researcher, and educator currently working between Boston and Los Angeles. She received her Master of Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where she was involved as a teaching assistant and research assistant. Before pursuing her Master, she received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Southern California and practiced at several offices in Los Angeles, Paris, Doha and Beirut; where she worked on projects ranging from residential buildings, retail stores, furniture, and public art sculptures.
Myrna has curated and designed several publications and exhibitions, and organized conferences that discuss design issues within the urban environment. She has a longstanding interest in design education; in which she runs workshops and seminars with all age groups, ethnicities, and skill levels. She currently teaches architecture design studios and seminars at the University of Southern California. She has previously taught at Wentworth Institute of Technology, the Boston Architectural College, and NuVu Studio.
Her work ranges in scale from architecture to public installations, product design, and research. Her projects touch upon themes of social and cultural dynamics within the public sphere, context and identity, craft and fabrication, and the culture of display and exhibition.