Path to Path

Describe the path that led to your decision to study architecture at the University of Michigan. What specific experiences, events, writings, buildings, or people have been influential?

Touring historical museums, monuments or structures was never a shoulder drooping, heal dragging excursion for me; rather, I would spend the entire outing seemingly staring off into space at the visual delights and spiritual energy of what my senses perceived. This attraction to aesthetic pleasure was primarily seen in my ability to compose contending or winning art pieces during my elementary and junior schooling years. In time, I began indulging in complimentary historical facts and soon my knowledge and interest of societal history and art began to flourish and I let my imagination drift into the stories that remain quiet whispers in the relics and stone of time past.

This fascination and spiritual connection to the timeless trials and trails of our ancestral societies, particularly how human views and emotions of surroundings are translated through all forms of art, has kept me inspired in these first twenty years and has been a driving factor in my interest in the Taubman School of Architecture. I consider Architecture an encompassing representation of the unique harmony between nature, science and culture: a theme I hope to explore throughout my career. I believe that the unique individuals’ creativity, fresh ideas, and...

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