Architecture to me has always been about the individual experiences it creates for the broader public, as well as its importance and role in everyday life. I believe heavily in its role and ability on influencing an individual’s physical and mental health, as well as its impact on the micro, meso, and macro levels of society, and too its ability in having a positive environmental impact. This thought and belief have been further verified by the pandemic and its impact on the community, which brought attention to the importance the physical space we occupy has on our mental and physical health, our sociability, and our connection to the outside world. Since starting my degree of the Bachelor of the Built Environment (Architecture) in semester 1 of 2020, I’m extremely happy to of maintained this core belief of mine and being able to see this concept being intertwined and integrated within many of my studio projects is extremely rewarding, with this idea buildings providing back to the community, in terms of ‘expanding the streetscape’.
Looking back on my degree, wondering where those three years went! I’m extremely happy to see what I have achieved as well as the sheer amount of knowledge and skills I have gained in that small time frame, with those being both digitally and physically. This thought makes me extremely eager and excited for the future, to gain greater knowledge, experience, and skills within the real world, and work within such a collaborative environment with people who share the same compassion. I’m enormously thankful for my time at the University of Canberra as it was able to provide a taste of what can be achieved in these types of working environments and allowed me to understand the importance of collaborative work on a project undertaken.