MARCH STUDENT MEMBER OF THE MONTH | TAYLOR DANGER
- Where do you attend school and what type of design work would you like to pursue?
I am currently a fifth-year student in the Professional Architecture program at Iowa State University. After graduation, I plan to pursue sustainable architecture, either by joining a non-traditional firm, attending Earthship Biotecture Academy, or joining the Peace Corps.
- Why did you choose the design/construction field?
My father is an electrician who works almost exclusively in the agriculture industry, and as a child, I always loved going out to the pig barns with him and figuring out how things went together. My favorite days were when it was warm enough for my little brother and me to build our own child-sized structures with leftover material laying around the sites.
- What motivates you to work towards a career in design/construction?
I am motivated by the fact that designers are constantly working to combine technology and human creativity to create spaces that positively influence their users while still preserving and bettering the environment.
- What is the best advice you have received?
When it comes to the design process, there is no such thing as a mistake or a stupid idea, just a need for refinement.
- How has Iowa Women in Architecture influenced you?
Iowa Women in Architecture has showed me that there are many people, both women and men, who share my goal to empower women in all design fields. It has also helped me to make connections in the field of landscape architecture, which will play a big role in my future career goals.