Being from a small town, I had teachers, lawyers anddoctors to look up to. When I thought of architecture I thought of my industrial tech classes which most of the guys took. I enjoyed my art classes and I was gifted in math. While I was in college I wanted to get a job that kept me surrounded by art since I wasn’t actively doing it. So I got a job at an Art bookstore and began to read books about architecture and fell in love with the subject. I wanted to give it a try, but my school didn’t have architecture as a major, but, one of my co-workers told me about her Interior Design program. I figured I had nothing to lose, since I wanted to avoid switching schools.
My first interior design class I was hooked on the design world, but also knew that Interiors wasn’t for me. I excelled in the space planning exercises but got bored choosing fabrics. At this point, I figured I would finish the degree in Interior Design and then get my master’s in Architecture. I ended up attending Virginia Tech for grad school and I have never regretted my career choice. Architecture has the nice blend of creativity and functionality that I need.