Alyanna Subayno, Assoc. AIA, NOMA, is an Intern Architect at Neumann Monson Architects, an innovative architecture practice with offices in Iowa City and Des Moines. She graduated from Iowa State University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch).
Alyanna’s interest in architecture is influenced by her upbringing in the Philippines, where she was surrounded by the country’s rich heritage, cultural practices, and indigenous values. While at Iowa State, she held leadership roles for the university’s NOMAS Chapter and served as a mentor for first year-studios as well as the BUILD Multicultural Mentorship Program. As President of NOMAS, Alyanna found value in amplifying the talents of underrepresented students; she went on to represent Iowa State at NOMA National Conferences as well as the 2019 Dean’s Forum/Large Firm Roundtable Meeting. Her professional experiences include internships with INVISION Architecture in Waterloo, IA and ZGF Architects in Portland, OR.
Currently at Neumann Monson, she is involved in multiple projects, including a large historic renovation in Downtown Iowa City. She is a member of the Iowa Architect Magazine editorial board and National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), and currently serves as AIA Iowa’s State Associate Representative. Outside the studio, she enjoys kayaking, hammocking, snowboarding, and traveling!