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Sanou Cisse


Sanou Cisse is an Architect at MBB, acting as a Project Manager and working on the conceptual and drawing development of multiple projects. He has a demonstrated ability to maintain high standards of design across a wide range of scales and project types within the framework of specific budgets and timelines.

Sanou is currently working on the Holder Initiative, a 11,000 square foot social justice center on the Columbia University campus designed to Passive House standards, as well as projects for the New York State Parks Department, including a visitor center for the Bayard Cutting Arboretum, which will incorporate a rooftop photovoltaic system. He has contributed work to MBB residential, educational and institutional projects, such as Garitage Park, the Meeting Street school, Sofia Park School and Trinity Church Wall Street.

Sanou holds a Master and Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Ecole d’Architecture Paris La Villette along with a French Architecture License. Before joining MBB in 2014, he worked on a 93-room student housing project in Paris. He is the recipient of the 2017 Harold Buttrick Architecture Travel Grant for his project “Architectures and Landscape in Norway” where he explored the relationship between wood timber construction and landscape in the context of the Norwegian National Tourist roads.