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Lucca Townsend

Lucca Townsend

Lucca Townsend

Courtesy of Lucca Townsend

Lucca Townsend is a Master of Architecture candidate at the BAC. She was born and raised in New York City, but has ventured around the world over the last few years.

With an architect for a father, Lucca was exposed to architecture at a very young age. He used to take her to job sites in a stroller. After high school, however, Lucca studied psychology and art history and McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. Toward the end of her undergraduate degree, she realized that architecture was her real passion. She spent a summer as part of an architecture study abroad program in Fontainebleau, France, which cemented her decision to study architecture at the graduate level. In talking with students at Fontainebleau, she heard about the unique concurrent program at the BAC and was hooked.

The moments when everyone in studio is engaged and working together to creatively solve a problem have been highlights of Lucca's first year at the BAC. Her background in psychology serves her well in architecture. "I enjoy using knowledge about people, our emotions, and our relationships to design spaces," says Lucca.

Lucca was a Student Representative for Atelier from 2013-2014 and participated in the BAC's study abroad program to Rome during the summer of 2013. She is currently a Project Manager at Janet Echelman Inc.