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ameliatayehName: Amelia Tayeh

School: School of Art, Architecture & Historic Preservations
Degree Program: Masters of Architecture
Year in School: 1st year Graduate Student

Describe your studio culture:
Studio culture at Roger Williams University allows for studio to feel more like home; a family rather than peers.

Give one tip that has helped you succeed in studio:
Time Management. Learning how to best manage my time helped me make the most out of my time! Sometimes the 10 minute break to go for a walk helped me refocus when I got back to my desk.

What motivates you to work hard in studio:
Having my peers around in studio motivates me to work harder because working in a community is always better than working alone.

What aspect of your studio experience do you think will help you get a job?
Working in a studio space allows students to learn to interact with the various personalities the world has to offer.

What can professors do to create a helpful and supportive studio culture?
Professors at Roger Williams University create a helpful and supportive studio culture by making themselves available to all students (not just their studio section) to provide constructive criticism.

What should a high school student understand about studio at my university:
Roger Williams University provides each student their own student space in the endowed Samsung Design Studio. Each student receives their own drafting desk, 27” Samsung monitor, free cloud based software, and plotting provided by the university, as well as access to the woodshop, digital manufacturing lab, our own branch library and more!

What can AIAS do to help improve your studio experience:
RWU AIAS helps me to improve my studio experience by always providing a sense of community. They work with the school to host various events that correlate to the profession.

What would be in your ideal studio care package:
An ideal studio care package would consist of coffee vouchers, favorite snacks and a gift card for supplies.

Complete this sentence: I love studio because:
I love studio because your studio mates become your family and not many majors have that.