Evan McDowell

Bath, New York

I can be in a tight-knit community where students and professors really know each other. At the same time, I have the opportunity to take classes in any virtually any subject.

Why did you choose Cornell and AAP?

AAP has the appeal of a small design school within a global university. I can be in a tight-knit community where students and professors really know each other. At the same time, I have the opportunity to take classes in any virtually any subject. I have many different interests, so this was important to me.

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

Dragon Day was the most significant event in really making me feel at home in AAP. Everyone in our class came together to make a truly impressive built project, less than a year after we all met.

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

I have pursued a theater minor, including participating in a student production of West Side Story. I have also been active in Building Community (a construction club) and the juggling club.

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

When I graduate, I plan to join an architecture practice and pursue the path toward becoming a licensed architect. One day I hope to become a professor of architecture.