Designing for Hope
Senior architectural technology student Kyle (Christian) Perry is already making a name for himself in the highly competitive design field. His work was featured at the 2013 National Convention of the American Institute of Architects in Denver, Colorado; he just recently returned from a semester-long study abroad experience in Sorrento, Italy, at the Sant’Anna Institute; and he has been working hard on his senior thesis—the design of a new infant care hospital in Honduras.
“The past four years here have given me the knowledge, experience, and training necessary to feel confident and able to succeed in my profession,” Kyle (Christian) says. “Not only does Alfred State offer personal one-on-one student/professor relationships, but it offers entry-level access to skills and software that prepare students for the real world. And we get hands-on experience and knowledge, which gives us a better understanding of the design process.”
Kyle (Christian) believes these experiences will give him an edge as he prepares for a career in the profession of architecture. When he meets first-year students, he advises them to “dream with no boundaries…We are the future of architecture. We have the opportunity to control how buildings will look, how cities will feel, and how lives will be lived.”