April 2020 Chapter Leader of the Month: Anh LucThe School of Architecture at Taliesin
Anh Luc is currently working on their graduate degree at the School of Architecture at Taliesin. Anh chose Taliesin due to its learning by doing approach, its exposure to beautiful architecture, nature, the environment, community lifestyle and innovative education.
Anh believes that all the members of their chapter deserve the recognition of Chapter Leader this month. The AIAS Chapter at Taliesin is proactive in setting up workshops such as Revit, photoshop, portfolio and rhino tutorials. They teach and help each other to become the best versions of themselves and continue to build each other up. They plan building tours in a multitude of cities around the United States, firm tours, community outreach to the IAAC, Cosanti, Chinese Academy of Art and other schools and programs. They even have a student magazine known as WASH.
Sara Taketatsu West Quad Director says that Anh works hard to support the close-knit community at Taliesin. “While managing her own studies she has also spent much of her time and energy spreading awareness about the challenges her peers face as their school goes through a turbulent time with an uncertain future. Working to communicate publicly as well as helping to organize the student body, she is an exemplary example of what selfless advocacy looks like. I am so proud of Anh and the chapter at Taliesin for their ability to step up to such a challenging situation,” says Sara.
The school is at risk for shutting down and the chapter has spent many nights writing letters, speaking to the media, writing petitions, creating websites to help save their school. Their community is so small that every individual makes a difference and is an asset to the group. During this pandemic, they continue to fight to save their school and continue their education throughout the lockdown with the use of technology to reach out to other schools, guest lectures and the public. They are eager to finish off the school year strong.
I believe that the Benjamin Moore Color that best represents me is Sunflower Fields. I love the many shades of orange because it represents the sun rising and the sun setting. The beginning of a day, the end, and another tomorrow. It’s the most beautiful time of day that makes the sky and everything around it dramatic, serene and majestic. This is also the color of the underdog and I believe is the least common favorite color which makes me love it even more. Sunflowers tend to face the sun and I feel as though I need the sun to give me energy. Without the sunshine, I’d shrivel up and become a grump. I also love plants and flowers and the image of sunflower fields is my dreamland.
This ‘Chapter Leader of the Month’ feature is sponsored by the Benjamin Moore.