MAY STUDENT MEMBER OF THE MONTH | ERIN HUNT
Where do you attend school and what type of design work would you like to pursue? I attend school at Iowa State University. I have not decided what type of design work I would like to pursue, but I am interested in Architects Without Borders and Architecture for Humanity. Also, later in my career, I would like to combine practice with teaching.
Why did you choose the design/construction field? In high school, I took a few drafting courses and became interested in architecture and design.
What motivates you to work towards a career in design/construction? My motivation is from my interest in the dialogue that architecture produces through both its history, progress and its role in the future. Also, I believe that good design can have a positive impact on the human experience.
What is the best advice you have received? Do not make decisions when you are angry or tired.
How has Iowa Women in Architecture influenced you? Iowa Women in Architecture has introduced me to and helped me to making connections with other design students and professionals. The mentor program has helped me to get an idea of what working in a firm could be like. It has also allowed me to better understand some of the issues that impact women in the field of architecture.