I’m Adriana Lemus, a Salvadorian architecture student. I attend Universidad Centroamericana “José Simeón Cañas” in San Salvador, El Salvador.
How did I get in this mess?
Ever since I was a little girl I’ve been wanting to be an architect. Having always grown around art, books, and science, and the interesting people to back up the bravado, it seemed only natural I would end up in the utopian combination of subjectivity and objectivity.
The career choice has stuck. I’m still as in love with architecture as I was almost 10 years ago when I visited Barcelona and explored Gaudí’s work in person.
What are my plans?
As I started studying the career, I was like every other architecture student having dreams of becoming a world renowned starchitect. Now that I’m almost out, all these ambitions have changed. The more involved I got, the various case studies I investigated, the countless of visits to sites, etc. the more I understood how good design practices can make a huge difference in people’s lives.
Many of you know El Salvador is a developing country. We are affected by natural disasters constantly, bureaucracy can take the best of us, etc. I now am of the thought that if I cannot help other people, my studies barely bear any meaning at all.
I’m passionate about my country, I think we have great potential here. And I know Architecture can change lives. This is what I want to do. I want to improve the quality of living in El Salvador.
Yes, call me Idealist, but if I don’t try, who will? History proves one man can change the world. I hope to do that too.
It goes without mention now that my favourite architect is Antoni Gaudí.
I’m also interested in other various creative mediums, such as graphic design, web design, fashion design, etc. And I dabble between photography, design and crafts in my free time.