“My classmates and I have felt that our education has proven to be invaluable as we step into the profession. The program prepared us for a seamless transition between my education and career. I am so thankful for the support from my faculty in and outside the classroom.”
~Samantha Buckley, B.Arch* Alumna – Designer/Technical at Gensler
Designer/Technical at Gensler During her studies Samantha was the Co-President of the AIAS AAU Chapter. “As president, I organized office tours, lectures, workshops, and networking events for the AAU AIAS members, and local chapters. Now I am the Site Director for the AIAS FORUM held in San Francisco in December 2015 hosting architecture students from all over the US. I am planning tours and helping with other site specific logistics.” Samantha’s professional career is underway and gaining momentum. She is working at Gensler in San Francisco as a technical designer after interning when she was a student with Michael Heacock Architects, an architecture and LEED sustainability consultancy. Now, she plans to work full time while obtaining her license. She is particularly interested in restoration and preservation projects within the Bay Area. Samantha is most interested in a work place that cultivates creative thinking, while applying sustainable strategies.