U1565180082416, Aug 7, 2019 : I'm currently studying architecture right now with an intent to do my part in changing the culture of the architecture industry. In architecture school you typically hear a whole lot of information and instruction regarding things like form and visual identity and I've found that, while it is imperative to any good design that it has a visual identity, I've found that many of the biggest personalities in the industry have failed in to be the change they hoped to be when they were younger because they forgot about the people they serve. Milton Curry, Dean of USC's school of architecture really puts it best: "We have an ethical responsibility to ask foundational questions of ourselves, of our discipline, and of the projects that we choose to spend our time on." The soaring skyscrapers or massive developments that are being undertaken right now by the moguls of the industry set a precedent for future architects who look up to seniority for guidance and advice. There is an eagerness that comes with large scale projects that is valid, but I hear few voices at the top openly reflect about their eagerness and are able counterbalance this excitement with the reality of the work to be done whether it be engineering a mega structure or fitting a design into its environment, both figuratively and literally. When I graduate, I want to design structures, cities, and parks for the people who live in and around them and I hope that I can inspire many others in the field to feel the same.