March 16, 2017 by Aaron McCauley, Anna Anklin, Ashlan Jones, Black Spectacles, Caleb R. Munson, Cameron Kayne, Carlos Sotelo, Claire Natola, Clayton R. Daher, Elizabeth Seidel, Gabrielle Herbosa, Jenn Elder, Jenny Nguyen, Jeremy Gentile, Kimberly Tuttle, Marcos Cruz Ortiz, Mariah Tobin, Morgan Stahl, Natalie Neumann, NCARB, Nick Serfass, Rachel Law, Sarah Curry, Sarah Wahlgren


Name: Morgan Stahl

School: University of Houston
Degree Program: Architecture Undergrad
Year in School: 2nd Year

Describe your studio culture:

My studio culture is to work as hard as I can during the day on my projects so I never have to pull an all nighter, current count right now: 0.

Give one tip that has helped you succeed in studio:

Never be afraid to ask for help for anything, but also never be afraid to make a new friend.

What motivates you to work hard in studio:

For me, I always try to challenge myself and make sure I am doing the best I can or even better, no matter what.

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

Definitely the networking; we have no walls in our building, just tall lockers, so you meet everyone from 1st years to graduate students to working professionals on a daily basis.

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

To be honest, I think the professors that I have had so far already have made a helpful and supportive studio culture through always being available and thinking of new projects or just starting a great conversation with you even outside of studio.

What should a high school student understand about studio at my university:

As an ambassador of the school, I talk to high schoolers a lot and I always try to remind them and their parents that architecture can be done. It is a worthwhile major, sometimes stressful but if you love it, it’s effortless.

What can AIAS do to help improve your studio experience:

AIAS can help improve my studio experience through providing discounts on services and products like a discount on Adobe Creative Suite because that really hurts my wallet every month.

What would be in your ideal studio care package:

In my ideal studio care package would be gum, snacks, drawings makers, and trace paper – TONS of trace paper because I fly through those rolls like there is no tomorrow.

Complete this sentence: I love studio because:

It has become my family, we always go out to eat together, joke around, and really help each other out when we need it.