Emily is a part of a professional development model that fosters design and construction career pathways known as the Apprentice Academy. This program provides participants with actual projects to integrate purposefully applied academics with real-world practice experiences. These experiences are structured in a sequential way that accelerates their pathway concurrently with their secondary and post-secondary academic tracks. Emily is one of ten college interns in an architecture program at either the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Kansas State, or Iowa State.
We at BCDM are happy to add her to the Apprentice Academy and BCDM this summer.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2024
Bachelor of Science in Design
If you could pick up a new skill in an instant, what would it be and why?
I would want to learn how to speed read. It would make my work efficient, and I also think it would get me back into reading. I used to love reading books for fun, but I never have time to read and am impatient with reading. It also could be something to brag about too, because I don’t know anyone with that skill!
How did you become interested in this field?
I became interested in architecture because my dad was an appraiser and I would help him draw floor plans and calculate square footage when I was younger. Since then I have been inspired by him and Frank Lloyd Wright and would ask my parents to write a list of house criteria so I could design floor plans for houses. My interest in architecture really deepened once starting high school and having the chance to take design classes.