My name is Sormeh Rienne, I was born and raised in Partille, Sweden. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Design with a concentration in Architecture from the University of Colorado Boulder. During my time at CU, I cultivated the design and architecture experience I would later employ in at Sormeh Rienne, founding the University’s Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter, and participating in several design/build competitions focused on the built environment in Boulder and surrounding areas. Upon completion of my program, I spent a semester furthering my education in Copenhagen, Denmark, a city full of both modern design and classic architecture. I consider this experience to be one of my most formative experiences as a designer. My time spent abroad shaped and influenced my voice as a Designer.
It would be easy for me to say that I was destined to practice architecture, as my love for Legos, and the Sims was unmatched growing up. I also had a tendency to spend more time designing Barbie’s house, rather than playing with her, however, as I have navigated through life I have found that I am more destined to shape an experience, and directly doing so by manipulating our built environment, catering to how we engage with such. I have found that architecture and design have the ability to bring forth change, and as designers it is our responsibility to fully psychologically engage and improve the user’s quality of life.