Alp Demiroglu

Alexandria, Virginia

Everyone in the B.Arch. program is so amazing and talented in their own way, and it was daunting at first. When Dragon Day rolled around, we were all working on one project together for the benefit of the community.

Why did you choose Cornell and AAP?

I chose Cornell because it reminded me so much of my high school experience. My high school sits on a 90-acre heavily wooded campus with around 100 students in each grade. AAP's architecture program has about 60 students per year, and I felt like it would be great to know everyone I walk by and work with.

What experiences have contributed to your sense of belonging at AAP?

Dragon Day was a big factor in creating a sense that I belonged in Cornell's architecture program. Everyone in the B.Arch. program is so amazing and talented in their own way, and it was daunting at first. When Dragon Day rolled around, we were all working on one project together for the benefit of the community. Then, I really felt like I belonged.

What are your extracurricular interests and how have you incorporated them into your college life?

I love playing squash! In my class, I've been able to meet other people who love playing the sport, and we make time on the weekends to play.

What do you hope to accomplish during your time at AAP and after graduation?

I hope to learn as much as I can about design, theory, and architectural history while I am at Cornell. The architecture department brings in so many amazing professors in these fields. I just want to soak it all in! Hopefully, when I graduate, I'll become a licensed architect and write my own historical analyses.