When you ask most little kids what they want to be when they grow up they answer firefighter or astronaut or ball player. (As has been previously established) I was not your “normal” child. At the age of 7 I decided I wanted to be an architect. I was intense about it too. I started off with graph paper and just drawing different layouts, then in middle school I graduated myself to computer programs. I even started researching the best architecture schools when I reached high school; Cooper Union was at the top of my list.
As you may realize, I am not in fact an architect. It’s a funny story that begins with a teacher giving me an old camera my sophomore year and includes a small mental breakdown. But I digress, this past week I was given an assignment to shoot the Young Architects camp at Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel, MD and I was thrilled. There was blueprints and young people being creative and making models. It was AWESOME!