November 9th 2019
Arch 4861- Professional Practice
As a young girl, I always dream about finding a way to help others, whether it was directly helping them or doing something that contributed to helping them. My mind went through various options, from becoming the typical doctor or firefighter to being a social worker. Never did I assume that in 17 years, my field of view and the career I pursue would change drastically. I instead entered a major that provide people with their daily interaction with the world. In some sense that was helping but from a different standpoint. This field was known as architecture.
Being an architect student was a decision I made, due to the location of my house and school during high school. I choose a school that was located a short distance from my house. This school was known for it CTEA programs. Those programs being Construction Trades, Engineering, and Architecture. I know I always know I enjoyed working with my hands and creating objects and scenes in on my own. Construction would of been a great choice but it was to much of a labor and dangerous job, engineering was also an option on hands but it was a course that deals with to much math and wiring. Architecture on the other hand was not only hands on, but it was also a job that allowed you to enhance your basic knowledge skills such as reading, math and basic science that was needed. So that became the path I choose. I study architecture for several years in high school and it became the field I fell in love with. I got to express myself through drawings, project ideas and hands on model making. I also enjoyed the feeling of being able to create something whether it was a small module of a housing unit, or creating an exterior model of a house. No matter what it was I was taken in by the fact that it was all created by my mind and I. I knew it was something I wanted to pursue a little further. So I enrolled in a college that focused on architecture, specifically Architectural technology, because my strength in architecture was in the technological portion of it.
While studying architecture in college I am frequently ask, what do I plan to do with my studies? After thinking very hard I tied together everything I enjoyed over the year and found a specific portion of architecture that dealt with it all.
As a child and even as an adult, I love gardening. Gardening is something that keeps me at peace. I love being in charge of bringing life to the front of my house or even the back. I love the idea of being able to grow the simplest of things. As a child I rarely go out with my family, and when we do, we would go to amusement parks and small trips that required us going to hotels. These trips became the happiness I felt in my childhood. I wanted to share the same happiness I felt in my heart with others. I believe that would bring joy to those who are in need of it. Even if it for a short amount of time. After combining these little aspects that brought me joy I came up with my dream job.
My dream job has now become, being a Landscape Architect. Being a landscape Architect allows me to combine gardening, resorts and amusement parks all in one. Although amusement parks are more for engineering I would like to specialize in the placement of each structure on the land. I would also like to create a hotel or resort that goes along with the amusement park that also has a garden. Adding these three aspects together will allow me to create a space that create true bliss. Being a Landscape architect allows me to create land that will be utilized for everyday function which is something I value. I intend to create a space that will also help the people by diverging away from landscape and focus on architecture. I intend to create structures such as halfway houses, orphanages, and homeless shelter for those who need a roof over their head.
After figuring out what my dream job is, I also figured out where I want to be in that field. I always wanted to own a big company that is located all over the world. They alway
say “ starting from the, now i’m here.” that a motto I always like to follow. There is nowhere to go but up. I would like to enter a company that specializes in architecture and start at the lowest point and work my way up. Maybe someday landing a job as a CEO of a big architectural firm.
This may be a dream of mine, but someday soon I hope to achieve it to the maximum capacity I am able to take it to.