Statement Of Purpose To Study Kinesiology And Psychography

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I never intended to study architecture. When I was applying to colleges, I intended to study kinesiology and psychology. Studying dance and photography when I was younger gave me a desire to be expressive, and even though I felt a connection to the physicality of dance through kinesiology, I knew I wanted to do something that fulfilled that same sense of expression. It wasn’t until I studied architecture that I noticed some of its similarities with dance. Dance is expressive of the body, but it is also an observation of people’s interaction with each other and with their surroundings, a study of people’s movement through space. A choreographed dance may be exaggerated movements through space, so I view architecture as built environments that …show more content…
I was introduced to Thomas Heatherwick through his TED talk online. After reading his book and visiting his exhibit in Dallas, I became obsessed with his process of making. By creating things from bowls to large-scale buildings, his firm is inspired by people’s interaction with objects and the fabrication of these objects whose appearance reveal the process of their making. His firm has taught me that beautiful, awe-inspiring things can be created through practical, yet creative means. I also feel inspired by the psychological affect that urban design has on society. Jane Jacob’s “The Death and Life of Great American Cities” is a non-architect’s perspective on what makes neighborhoods and cities great and her analysis of streets and public spaces instigated me to observe the effects of design and urban planning. The design of the “void”, exterior space is just as significant as the building “figure” space and should function as such in the transition from public to private …show more content…
Arch, I would like to focus on urban design. I am interested in the analysis, research, and experimentation of urban environments. I hope that whatever analysis and research I work on can lead to practical outcomes. I love observing existing conditions with a critical eye and I hope that criticism can manifest as something to exist in a physical space. From my experience working in a firm, I have enjoyed watching the process of building; from drafting the space to eventually experiencing the physical space during construction. I believe there is an innate need for those in architecture to transform something conceptual into something concrete and I hope to be immersed in that process in urban

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