A love of art, science, activism, and humanitarianism is what lead me to study architecture. My original goal was to become an expert in environmental sustainability, but I have learned that sustainability is not enough. For the design fields to create work that benefits all people, it must not only focus on the environment, the community must be involved with the design process. Throughout my architectural career will use and develop ways to combine public interest design work with sustainability to make good design more accessible for those under served by our current built environments, and to keep communities engaged and invested in the design process.
I can be reached at AIK@andrew.cmu.edu