We develop innovative solutions in architecture and design, while exploring new adaptations to local techniques.


Because architecture is a social act.

Our solutions are tailored to project objectives while going above and beyond to serve the needs of the communities impacted by them. We believe that any project can be designed to provide more democratic, socially and economically empowering spaces.

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Be engaged.

masōmī means "the inception", a starting point towards thoughtful design investigations.

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Mariam Kamara is the founder and Principal of atelier masōmī. Her work is guided by the belief that architects have an important role to play in providing a better quality of life for millions, with solutions that come from within. She is also a founding member of united4design, a global collective of architects working on projects in the U.S., Afghanistan and Niger.