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!
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.