Mariam Kamara is a founder and principal of atelier masomi, in Niamey Niger, an architecture firm whose interests lie in designing culturally, historically and climatically relevant solutions to spatial problems inherent to the developing world. She is also a founding member of Seattle-based collaborative united4design through which she worked on two major projects in West Africa. She began an appointment as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Urban Studies at Brown University in spring 2017.
Kamara spoke at the University of Washington campus in Seattle on May 1, 2019. Her lecture, titled "Decoding Context: Material, Sustainability And People-Focus Architecture," was part of the Department of Architecture Spring 2019 lecture series.