My Academic Achievements: The Path Of The Artist
All my life I’ve been surrounded by the amazing architecture of Glasgow. The fact that my secondary school is situated in the city centre is what sparked my interest in built environments. My interest in Architecture has been shaped by my travels to many different places. I was exposed to a variety of architectural styles and materials, depending on where I went. I have learned that each place defines architecture differently. A skyscraper is London, a bamboo house in Thailand. These contrasts, while vast, are appropriate for the environment and landscape of those places. It’s fascinating to see the way Architecture continues to change from creating and regenerating to how we adapt materials and structure to fit in with our modern society. Since I want to do my part for the planet, I’m particularly interested in sustainable architecture. Climate change means that architecture must also be changed. Since I was a child, I’ve always been interested in art. But during my third-year secondary school, I developed an interest in geography. My goal was to combine art and geography, and architecture seemed like the perfect career. Our environment is a very important issue to me. It’s only going to get worse. Sustainability is the way I want to change things. This topic is of interest to me, as I have written an essay about sustainable architecture. The essay I wrote for the Immerse Education 2019 Competition Essay won me 4th Place, which is a partial scholarship. School prizes that I have received over the years demonstrate my artistic skills. The Art prize for S1, S2, S5 and the Graphic Communication prize for S3 and S4 are examples. The National 5 piece I used was also printed on notecards for the school and was given as a gift to a retiring school governor. In addition, I was elected as a prefect and captain of art at school. As a student in my last primary year, I helped open the Reid Buildings of the Glasgow School of Art. I represented the future with an architecture students and Robbie Coltrane the past. During summer I was interested in exploring architecture as a profession further, so I worked in various architecture firms. BDP June 2018, Anderson Bell + Christie and Mast Architects July 2019, respectively. These exposures to work gave me valuable skills and knowledge. It was a great way to learn what I like about architecture. I found that I was interested in the contrast created by old restorations, combining old and new, and sustainability in architecture. When I am at home, I like to draw or paint. I’m also a yoga and rock climbing enthusiast. The Duke of Edinburgh Award was my most challenging recreation achievement. I just finished my bronze and gold awards. The physical endurance and challenges of all these activities allowed me develop great leadership and communication skills. Both are necessary in the architectural field and university environments. Since I believe mistakes are an opportunity to learn, I am not afraid to make them. I work hard in my academics, and am always eager to improve and broaden my knowledge. I’d like to be involved in all aspects of the university and I think that my past experiences will allow me to thrive and achieve success at university.