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.