“The fellowship is a great opportunity for me to challenge myself professionally, mentally, physically and spiritually and break out of the box to push design and community engagement to a new level. After this program I know I will emerge as a leader in the community and be able to affect positive change into whichever program I move on to.”
Hosted by Presbyterian Senior Living (PSL), Shelly-Anne works across the state of Pennsylvania to raise the bar on design excellence in housing for seniors. A nationally recognized organization, PSL works in a range of contexts, from rural to urban, to understand and meet the changing needs of seniors with varying levels of income. Shelly-Anne brings her technical and interpersonal skills to the challenge of working across multiple properties and with a wide variety of stakeholders in order to elevate and implement design and sustainability standards for PSL’s developments, as well as nationally. She brings in-house design capacity to PSL, helping it meet its goal of providing the state’s most person-centric living accommodations.
Originally from Trinidad & Tobago, Shelly-Anne received a Master of Architecture from Florida A&M University, Bachelor of Architectural Studies from University of Technology, Jamaica and an Associates of Arts in Interior Design from Miami International University. A registered architect, interior designer and LEED AP, Shelly-Anne worked for Leo A. Daly in Atlanta for over five years. She has served on the AIA Atlanta Board of Directors as Public Awareness Director, launching a new initiative ‘URBANfronts’ and serving as editor for the first combined chapter publication Design Equilibrium.’ For her service, she received the Dorothy Spence Helping Hand Award and a Special Award of Recognition.
Read more about the partnership between PSL and Shelly-Anne, and what they hope to achieve during her time there.