Class of 2007

Laura Alvey, Architecture and Planning

- May 23, 2007

Laura Alvey: "You actually build things." (Abriel photo)

A competitive sailor in high school, the ocean was one of the things that drew Laura Alvey to study on the East Coast. That, and the excellent reputation of DalhousieÕs Architecture and Planning program.

Originally from Calgary, Laura is now graduating with a Master of Architecture (First Professional) degree. She also has a Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies.

ÒArchitecture is very technical as a profession É you actually build things, but itÕs also a very creative field as well. I like that combination. It lets you see the world in a different way.”

One of the things she appreciated most about her program was the hands-on experience she received. ÒWe definitely get more direct experience in the field than other schools,” she says. She completed an exciting eight-month co-op term in London England, for example. She also took part in Òfree labs” as part of her program. These were hands-on building studios, one of which took place in New York.

Her London experience was so successful, she plans on moving there after taking the summer off Ð Òhopefully to sail again,” she says.


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