Published: April 29, 2021

Jake Norris, a landscape architecture major from Castle Pines, Colorado, will graduate with Cum Laude honors.

Jake NorrisI love you guys and I hope you tackle the future head-on!

Tell us about your involvement and/or student leadership roles in and/or outside of ENVD.
Brief involvement in ASLA, Currently working under Paul Chinowsky for Resilient Analytics.

What inspired you to come to ENVD when choosing your school?
I had a passion for design and creativity and ENVD allowed me to take that passion further.

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?
K.I.S.S = keep it super simple. This small acronym has helped me in all subjects. It's a great way to form your communication skills and develop ideas.

Based on what you know now, what is your best piece of advice for other students?
Just do everything one step at a time!

Describe one of your favorite memories.
Morning studios were the best. You and your fellow classmates around a table throwing ideas back and forth, shredding through trace paper like it was no tomorrow. Studios allowed me to meet a lot of strangers. Today I can call them my friends.

What does graduating from college represent for you?
It represents the next fresh chapter of my life.

What are your plans beyond graduation?
Find a job I enjoy and save money so I can buy a house.