Olivia 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. Olivia 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
How did you become interested in this field?
I decided to go to school for an architecture major while visiting Japan. Initially, I pursued a physics major but knew that I wouldn’t enjoy that line of work in the long run because I wanted to join a field that would have me working on unique projects. While discussing my future in a tea shop in the mountains of Japan, my grandpa suggested I consider trying architecture.
What was your favorite place you have traveled and why?
My favorite place I’ve traveled to is Norway. My grandpa and I visited in the summer, went above the artic circle where the sun didn’t set, and traveled through Bergen. I was exposed to old wooden architecture techniques that are unique to the area, and I was able to experience a different culture.