Architecture is used to reflect the culture of a place. It is unavoidable. Architecture tells the story of the past and holds a record on the earth. When you look at a building it tells you a lot about what was important and what was visually pleasing during that time. Architecture should add beauty to its environment, but always be functional. The forms, shapes, angles create a space for people to move around and creates an experience. Architecture should be thoughtful and have meaning behind the shapes, spaces and angles. Each design decides how people live their lives. Architecture decides which way a person walks, where they work, play, learn and how they live. We should not take lightly architecture is life changing. Historically, we depended on architecture design for safety and protection. Over time we turned it into art. Architecture is the art that we live,work and play in. This is why I have fallen in love with architecture, and decided that is what I want to study at Maryland Institute College of Art.