Published: April 29, 2021

Austen Keever, an architecture major from Parker, Colorado, will be attending the University of California Berkeley to pursue a master's of architecture. 

Austen KeeverEveryone I met within the Environmental Design program was some of the kindest and most genial individuals I have ever met. I hope my education continues to have the same community.

Tell us about your involvement and/or student leadership roles in and/or outside of ENVD.
I am a McNair Scholar and have spent the final three tears of my time here at CU Boulder as a Student Ambassador.

What inspired you to come to ENVD when choosing your school?
I was originally enrolled in the Architectural Engineering program, but after taking one of Paul's early electives on architecture theory and history, I became hooked on exploring something that wasn't so technical.

What is one of the greatest experiences or lessons from your time at CU Boulder that you'll carry with you into the next chapter of your life?
Explore as many opportunities that you can, whether that be with clubs, academics, or with the lasting friends that you will make in a setting as great as Boulder.

Based on what you know now, what is your best piece of advice for other students?
Have passion in your work, it makes the process more excitable and produces great content.

Describe one of your favorite memories.
Taking an awesome summer studio with Susan Atkinson. As anyone in that class could attest, that was some of the most work we had ever been faced with at ENVD, but it may for one great portfolio piece.

What does graduating from college represent for you?
It represents beginning a new chapter of my life to have new experiences, meet new people and expand my cultural understanding.

What are your plans beyond graduation?
I will be attending the University of California Berkely in pursuit of a Master's of Architecture.