Native New Yorker Vanessa Tai is an architecture student at the Cooper Union, School for Advancements in Science and Art, pursuing her professional bachelor’s degree. Her father who works as an architect influenced her decision to pursue a degree in architecture. She worked for The Cooper Union as a student helper and as an assistant for an artist. Tai pursued art in high school and, through an encouraged push towards college-level summer programs, she decided on her major. She would like to share her passion of architecture in Hong Kong, where her family is originally from.
“I decided architecture suited me for its concepts and design processes, aside from socio-economical reasons. In 10 years, I will have acquired my architectural license in the US, Canada, and Germany. Luckily, the college I attend holds a strong principle of free education; therefore everyone who is accepted, receives a full tuition for all five years of attendance,” Tai said. #