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Sarah Schneider


Where do you attend school?

I attend Iowa State University, studying as a fourth-year student pursing a Bachelor of Architecture.


Why did you choose the design/construction field?

I chose architecture because I have always been interested in how things are constructed and put together. In high school, I learned multiple hand and computer drafting techniques which sparked my interest in the field of design and more specifically architecture.


What motivates you to work towards a career in design/construction?

I have become very interested in the process of making through technology. This past year I have assisted with research using Ceramic 3D printing, which has lead me to become more interested in the fabrication aspects of design. I am always very eager to learn new techniques or tools for fabrication as they are continuously improving and changing, which makes this aspect of the field of architecture very exciting.


What is the best advice you have received?

"A project is never finished. No matter how bad or good your last review went, your project is continuously evolving." - Alonso L. Ortega


How has Iowa Women in Architecture influenced you?

I currently serve as the Vice President for the Student Chapter on campus. This position has given me the opportunity to connect with women peers and professionals in Central Iowa.


You can view more of Sarah's work here.