April 16, 2015

JuliaLuJulia Lu

Spitzer at City College of New York

Degree Program: BArch

Year in School: 2nd Year


Describe your studio culture.

Crying without crying because the people make it better.

Give one tip that has helped you succeed in studio.

Always have munchies on hand and always plan ahead.

What motivates you to work hard in studio?

A process that you enjoy.

What aspect of your studio experience do you think will help you get a job?

The ability to think “other’ without losing the obvious.

What can professors do to create a helpful and supportive studio environment?

Be there, pay attention, and have a level playing field

What should a high school student understand about studio at your university?

That there is a rigorous studio culture and architecture isn’t always fun and games

What can AIAS do to help improve your studio experience?

Interject! Run in and pry us away from our computers and force us to take a break. I suggest free baked goods

What would be in your ideal studio care package?

Cookies and Ice cream.

I love studio because:

Because the end is intensely satisfying and hopefully the process can bring out your determination.


That mirror makes my space seems twice as big.