The Studio 51: I Have An Opinion, I Swear!

by Tim Alatorre

Haley is playin in San Diego this week and Annie Harris (BAarch ’05) steps in as co-host and guest to talk about her continuation of a Cal Poly Architecture legacy and her test taking nightmares.
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  • Why Architecture, Cal Poly?
    • Born in SLO, dad graduated from Cal Poly Architecture in ‘79.
    • Pencil in hand was normal, drew along side her dad
    • Transfered from a JC in San Diego in 1999
  • Served a mission in Brazil for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
    • Most of the architecture was clay bricks
  • GWR (Graduation Writing Requirement) exam delayed graduation for 3 years.
    • Forgot about the test and took it without taking the class.
    • Took the test multiple times and finally took the class.
  • Walked in 2005 and started working in SLO.
  • What’s architecture like today for a woman?
  • Where are you in the processes of licensure?
  • What advice do you have from Cal Poly students?
    • 3rd year is the test
  • What advice do you have for those graduating this year?
    • “It’s been hard but nothing is ever over, it’s always a learning and growing experience..”
  • Painting is her outlet and get away from the straight lines but still create.

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Tim Alatorre