School of Architecture: Faculty & Staff

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Jayashree Shamanna


Clinical Instructor (Pro-Rata)
(570) 348-2481

BArch | BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore, India
MS Architecture | Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas


Jayashree Shamanna holds the position of Clinical Instructor in the School of Architecture at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She obtained her Master of Science degree in Architecture from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas with an emphasis on Historic Preservation.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from BMS college of Engineering, Bangalore India. 

Ms. Shamanna is a registered Architect in the State of New York. She has over 10 years of experience in the field and has worked on multiple projects in her career as an Architect in New York City involving adaptive reuse, restorations and additions to historic structures.  In all of her work, Ms. Shamanna has sought to be true to the sensitivity of the building designs and to the needs of the clients while integrating it all within the community setting.  Ms. Shamanna strongly believes that the first step towards sustainability is the preservation of the built environment.  She believes that her experience as a practitioner and the diverse background of her education melds well in today's global setting in getting her students prepared for the real world

In addition to professional work, Ms. Shamanna has taught Design Studio to students at Sophomore, Junior & Senior levels in the School of Architecture. She has taught Digitial Media and frequently lectures in the Architectural History course on Hindu & Buddhist Architecture.  She has lectured at local community colleges in expanding the awareness of Architecture, Design & Sustainability. She is also involved in helping local community based historic societies in small restoration projects.

Office: CA 276