Give a little general information about yourself: how did you become interested in architecture and design?
Architecture has always held a special place for me. I realized my true passion for it through music. Before college there was a lot of internal conflict about whether I should pursue music or architecture. My entire experience with the arts was through music performance, yet my drafting classes kept me tethered to my interest in architecture. I’d hit a rut with music, which seemed to lend a greater appreciation for the beauty of architecture; that was the final push I needed to know what I wanted to do with my life.
What kind of career do you hope to have?
I have yet to determine what it is specifically I would like to specialize in, but I do know that I want to practice at a firm and perhaps write. What I would write is also yet to be determined, but architectural writing is a subject that has certainly caught my attention.
What is your favorite thing about the College of Arts + Architecture?
The familial quality of the School of Architecture creates an environment where learning and creativity prosper.
Please describe any important projects or activities that are or have been a part of your education.
All of my projects show growth and progress, but I am most excited for my study abroad experience to Rome, summer 2014, and perhaps a semester abroad in Copenhagen in a few years.
When you are not in class, studying, or working, what do you like to do for fun?
In my free time I like to catch up on all the books and movies I missed while I was busy studying and working.