Aleah Pullen

Alleah Pullen
Hometown: Garner, N.C.
Bachelor of Architecture

Give a little general information about yourself: How did you become interested in architecture?

My love for architecture first developed when I was gifted a set of K-Nex by Lego. I used to make houses for my Barbie dolls.  My first encounter with 3D modeling software was in middle school when I took a Solid Works class. When I got to high school, I started looking into architecture more specifically after taking technical drafting. 

What kind of career do you hope to have?

I always hoped to work in healthcare design. Over the summer, I had an internship in the Construction and Design department of WakeMed Hospital. Last month, I accepted an offer for a full-time position at a firm that specializes in healthcare design!  The world of architecture is ever-changing and so is the medical world. Putting both together makes for unimaginable facilities.  I am excited about the future! 

What is your favorite thing about UNC Charlotte, the College of Arts + Architecture, or the School of Architecture?

My favorite thing about the SoA is the endless opportunities available here. From study abroad opportunities, student organizations, and having resources such as the fabrication labs, there is something for everyone.  Also, love the end of semester lunches!

When you are not in class, studying, or working, what do you like to do for fun?

When not completing school work, I like to get out and enjoy what Charlotte has to offer.  I attend sporting events on campus, and every chance I get, a group of friends and I use the light rail to go uptown to eat.