Oonagh Davis

Harrison, Ohio

My experience working and problem-solving with classmates has significantly improved my confidence as well as my motivation.

Why did you choose Cornell and AAP?

When I applied to Cornell, I knew that I had my heart set on the renowned architecture program, the campus, as well as the kind students, faculty, and staff. The dedication that professors and students invest in educational advancement and career preparedness is unparalleled. I was drawn to Cornell, not merely because of its national ranking, but because of the talented, motivated, and inspiring people I met when I visited! I wanted to attend a university that I would be comfortable calling home for the next five years of my life.

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

My classmates! I have become friends with many talented people during the past two and a half years at Cornell. My experience working and problem-solving with classmates has significantly improved my confidence as well as my motivation. This has subsequently made me feel at home within the Architecture Department. I am very excited for the next two and half years!

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

  • Cornell AAP Association, head of publicity and junior editor
  • Figure skating
  • Teaching assistant for the woodworking and metalworking shop
  • AAP Ambassador

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

As a third-year undergraduate student, I am currently laying the foundation for my graduate education and career prospects. Upon leaving Cornell, I would like to attend graduate school, majoring in architecture. I believe that this continuation of study will be a fundamental step in my evolving creative intuition. After completing my education I would like to begin work at a prominent firm then potentially create my own architecture firm. Of course, all of this is very easy for a third-year undergraduate student to say. Ultimately, I want to be happy and comfortable after leaving school, and I firmly believe that architecture is the path that will lead me to the satisfaction that I desire.