Elaine Zmuda


I'm currently a fifth-year undergraduate architecture student at the Illinois Institute of Technology specializing in landscape architecture.  For the fall semester of 2018, I will be studying at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.

I've known I want to be an architect since I was nine year old (thanks, Lego's) and thought I had it all figured out.  As I've grown and actually begun studying architecture, I've realized architecture is so complicated with so many different routes available for an aspiring designer.  While I'm still not sure where I will end up, I've discovered my love of cities and the ecology of them.  I plan to pursue a master's degree in landscape urbanism after the completion of my B. Arch at IIT, hopefully to study the relation between cities and water/waste.