Jenna Balute is a Masters candidate in the Department of Interior Architecture at RISD. Before attending RISD, Balute graduated from the American University of Beirut with a Bachelor of Architecture. A licensed architect in Lebanon, Balute has lived most of her life in Beirut, an ever changing and hybrid city that has inspired her to pursue the field of adaptive reuse. Balute’s work focuses on the reuse of materials, transformative interventions, and the preservation of memory.



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