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Creating an Inside-Out Environment

Meet Sarah Ng (BFA Architecture / Landscape / Interiors ‘17)

“There are a lot of schools that have architecture programs, but Otis College has three of them together,” says Sarah Ng (BFA Architecture/Landscape/Interiors ‘17), who was born in Hong Kong and now is based in Los Angeles.

For her, Otis College’s unique, rigorous curriculum combining architecture, landscape, and interiors was a way to “get to know what we really want.” Sarah and her classmates traveled to New York City in their senior year to research their final project, a plan for a proposed United Nations Human Rights Museum. Her design is an “inside-out environment,” she explains. “It’s double-height-spaced on each floor, so people can experience both the outdoor and indoor environment. You can experience the building, and its cable structure, while you’re actually outdoors.”

As she reflects on her journey at Otis College, she admits that the program is intense...and worth every moment. “It’s never lonely when you’re working at night — on every floor, in every corner, you see students working really hard,” she says.

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