Happy National Architecture Week!

Why did you pursue architecture? In honor of National Architecture Week, we asked interns and architects that very question. We hope you’ll find inspiration in their stories, along with the motivation you need to reach your own career goals.

You can find more ways to celebrate National Architecture Week by visiting aia.org or your local AIA Chapter.

About the Author

I grew up with New York City as my backyard. By the time I finished high school, I had developed an appetite for design, along with an unrelenting fear of pigeons. My interest in graphic design blossomed during my undergraduate years at Philadelphia University’s School of Design and Media. I’ve spent time honing my creative skills in various fields including women’s health marketing, small business development, and at nonprofit organizations. Today, I call the Washington, DC, area home, happily developing infographics and other visually engaging materials for NCARB. When I’m not design problem solving, I can be found developing my video production and baking skills.