I’m Kelly, a first-year international student from Vietnam. Ever since I was young, I have always gravitated towards art and design, so pursuing Architecture at university was already a clear path to me from early on. However, throughout high school, I was working more with fine art and traditional painting. Thus I’ve had no prior experience with architecture, and as a result, the transition from one medium to another was rather challenging. But tackling various design projects throughout the course here at Swinburne, be it on my own or with a group partner, has helped me develop both my design thinking and software skills tremendously. Architecture is a way of shaping human lifestyle by designing our surrounding built environment. I still have a long journey ahead of me with much to improve on, but by persevering through this study field steadfastly, I hope to carve a place for myself in this world of design one day