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My passion is architecture.
I discovered my passion for architecture at a young age. My dad is a construction worker, and I always remembered being really interested in looking at all the blueprints of the houses he was working on. We'd analyze them together, and he'd make plans on how they were going to get the job done. He'd tell his team of workers where to start and what to do. He lets me look at it and tells me how they work and what each symbol or special marking represents. I found that interesting and even made my own "blueprint" of the house where I live in. I have always loved taking math classes, such as algebra, geometry, and other math related classes. I feel that my success in math class will help me achieve my dream of becoming an architect.
By attending embARC Summer Design Academy, I'll be able to learn the necessary skills needed in order to be a successful architect. I also look forward to meeting people who share the same dream and passion for architecture as I do.
Eduardo is a good candidate for embARC Design Academy because he is has a combination of a self disciplined mindset and a deep passion to use building design as a creative outlet. I believe that this opportunity will provide him with an outlet where his natural curiosities can be combined with a foundational skill set that strengthens Eduardo's relationship with STEM and career.
Dear Donors/Wishbone Team,
My experience at the EmbARC Summer Program was wonderful. What made my experience even better was the fact that I decided to stay at the dorms. I meet my 4 roommates, and one of my roommates was Jeffrey. It was a big coincidence since he is also a student participating on wishbone. He was the first person I met, and later l met my other 3 roommates. We got along quickly and we discussed why we like architecture and chose to do the EmbARC program. It was also a unique experience seeing the diversity of students and cultures who came from distinct places to participate in the program. In general, I enjoyed the taste I got of commuting to campus and the college life. Also taking care of responsibilities like laundry and managing time. Although I experienced a heavy culture shock and got super homesick I got over it on the first week. I'm still sad that the month of July ended quickly since I miss my new friends and living with roommates. Regardless of that, I still keep in touch with the people I met.
The EmbARC course taught me about the art in architecture and its history of how it changed. It also taught me why buildings and its location matter (this is called Urban Planning) and how it impacts communities. We also had lectures given by experts in this subject who had worked on projects in the bay area and for other famous corporations. Believe me, I definitely took notes on those lectures.
So the schedule of each day was different throughout the month. I got to do; studio, digital, fabrication lab, and a urban planning workshop.
At the studio, I was taught the different ways to draw and represent objects and structures. I was also given different tools, used by architects, to draw and was taught how to properly use them.
In digital, we were taught how to create structures with computer programs such as Rhino and Sketchup. I also learned how some architects do their digital portfolio professionally by using programs such as Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. I also learned how a 3D printer works and how to laser cut is put into use. Both machines allow for architects to make a scale model of a real structure.
On the Fabrication lab, I got to work with wood in order to make a shelf to hold food by being efficient in the space it occupied. It was amazing learning how to use a table saw, use clamps, drills, and sanding in order to then paint. I made curted the wood for parts of the shelf. Since it had a hexagonal shape and was made of wood, I worked with wood glue and a drill to put the sides of the hexagon together. My group and me had to be quick and precise to make sure the pieces were aligned. I really enjoyed the fabrication lab because it was really hands on, and brought to my perspective how a project, which is designed and planned in paper becomes a reality and how materials make that structure.
Lastly, I really recommend this program to those who are interested in engineering and Art since those are main components of architecture. I also highly encourage for future students to stay at the dorms to meet roommates who share their passion for architecture. My main advice is that the assignments given in this course require for you to stay even after class ended because of work pace or other challenges. If the student stays at the dorms, they have more time to work since the class is closer in location and are able to finish their assignments without rushing or stressing.
Lastly, thanks to the wishbone team and my donors for making my attendance to EmbARC possible! It is an experience I will never forget!
I'm excited to attend a summer program that is based on my passion of creativity in design and architecture. I'm looking forward to meeting mentors and professors that can enlighten me with knowledge that I've been looking for a while now. I am also excited to meet other students that share the same passion as me. I'm also curious and want to experience living with a roommate and look forward to meet that person. I will have a backpack and suit case ready to go!
Thank you all for your fundraising efforts this year! We are happy to fund the remainder of your campaign!
Have an amazing summer! Good luck!
An Anonymous Donor matched this donation with $25
An Anonymous Donor matched this donation with $25
An Anonymous Donor matched this donation with $15
We are thrilled to support your journey as an architect!
I want you to have all you need to reach your educational goals and succeed in life.
You have a brilliant mind and a focused mind set to match. I know this program will be the perfect experience for you. I can't wait to hear all about what you learn this Summer!
Architecture is a challenging and rewarding field. Passion is the first step, so you're already on your way!
|University of California Berkeley||
|Wishbone General Fund||
|The Mario St. George Boiardi Foundation||
Scholarship ProviderUniversity of California Berkeley