The love of my life is, unfortunately, a wily temptress, who desires years of effort before she lets me make our relationship official, but Architecture will be worth the wait.
I do have a few years left before even interning is a possibility. However, I know I want to be involved with the practice of environmental design. This means my buildings, structures and projects will be efficient when it comes to energy, sustainable when it comes to materials, and noninvasive when it comes to the building site.
Once I receive my license in Architecture, micro-housing is a movement I would like to be involved with. It is a field dedicated to multifunctional use of living space and efficiency of all design elements. It pushes the limits of creativity by requiring so much out of a miniscule space. Furthermore, the micro-housing design elements could be carried over in the remodeling and renovations of older and less favorable city neighborhoods. The smaller scale allows for long-lasting materials without the larger costs.
If I could one day tame Architecture, I would dive into efficient design projects in an attempt to prove that poor quality buildings aren’t a necessity at any price range. The passion I have for redesigning the functionality of residential areas is something that I hope to carry with me while I obtain my degrees and license. In the meantime, my courses in environmental science and architecture will keep me satisfied as I continue sketching micro-homes while at UTSA.