The Studio 44: The Sequoia Line Dance

by Tim Alatorre

Current Sequoia Hall RA, Jeannette Senn, (Architecture class of 2013), tells us about life in the dorms, on the dance floor and on the rope course. Shout out to room 112!

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Rapid Fire Questions:

  • Cal Poly or Berkeley or Penn State? Cal Poly
  • Autocad or Revit? Revit
  • Sequoia Hall or Tenaya Hall? SEQUOIA!!
  • Facebook or LinkedIn? Facebook
  • Arch Record or Architect? Architectural Record
  • Drafting dots or tape? Dots
  • Yellow trace or white? Yellow
  • Ad Markers or Prisma? Prisma
  • Pen or Pencil? Pencil
  • Mac or PC? PC
  • What’s the Meaning of Life? Dance

SCORE: 51,812.4


  • Why Dance?
    • Jeannette is a dancer, she’s been dancing for 5 years and a past gymnast
  • Why Architecture?
    • She’s always loved doing things with her hands
    • It’s creative
    • It’s artistic
  • Has dance inspired or influenced design work?
    • The awareness of how you move through space and how much space you need to
  • Why Cal Poly
    • Growing up in Santa Barbara, SLO was close and she was familiar with the area
    • She loves the outdoors
    • The program speaks for itself
    • It was a no-brainer
  • She loves working with her hands
    • Prefers hand drawing, more of a human connection
    • Loves to paint and sketch
    • Building furniture and working in the shop
    • And she loves to rock climb!!
  • Why become an R.A.
    • Getting involved, planning events, mentoring
  • What advice do you have for students living on campus
    • Get involved, take advantage of your living environment, it will help you meet people and find your niche
  • For students wanting to come to Cal Poly for architecture
    • Try to take a drafting program or visit an office to get an idea of it’s something you really want to do
    • Interning can also give you an idea
  • How did you know architecture was for you?
    • Watching her house get remodeled and her dad work on her house was eyeopening
  • Architecture was a way to incorporate art into a profession that makes money
    • She also did the summer program at Cal Poly while she was in High School and that really solidified it
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Tim Alatorre