On choosing architecture: Elijah Kehn

On choosing architecture: Elijah Kehn

My father is a builder. My earliest memory of architecture was seeing my father sit at his “odd” slanted drafting table and hand drawing plans.  I didn’t understand what it meant at the time, but it sure looked important! On choosing architecture: Elijah Kehn


I was always pretty creative, imaginative, and good at drawing.  Growing up, I often visited his work sites. As I got a little older, I was able to work for him off and on while I was in school. When working for my Dad, my favorite part was rough framing because I found it interesting to see the structure of a.  In general, I get a lot of satisfaction when I am able to create something with my hands. 


Architecture seemed like the best path for me to combine my interests in construction, drawing and design. When I was a junior in high school, I chose architecture as my field of study in college. In school, I enjoyed our main semester long projects the most.  They were incredibly time consuming, but they gave me free reign to use my imagination to design anything I wanted, as long as it stayed in the guidelines of the project.

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