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How Do I Become an Architect?

March 26, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Presented in partnership with AIA Kansas City.

The program

Do you have a passion for designing things and love the idea of using your creativity to construct buildings and large-scale structures? If so, join us for an opportunity to get academic and career advice from architects Jake Brannon and Tara Bray.

During this interactive Q&A session, students will have the chance to ask questions about coursework, internships, college programs, and anything else about becoming a successful architect!

Parents, teachers, and mentors are also encouraged to participate. 

The speakers

Jake Brannon, Associate AIA, is an associate at the architectural firm, Gould Evans. He earned a Master of Architecture degree at Kansas State University.

Tara Bray, Associate AIA, is an associate at Dake Wells Architecture. She earned a Master of Architecture degree from Kansas State University while studying under renowned architect Fuensanta Nieto.


Accessing the program

This free, livestream program will take place via Zoom. Registration is currently open and will remain open until the event has ended. After you register you will receive an email with a link to join the session. To help us better serve our audiences, we have included some demographic questions in the registration form. Your response to these questions is voluntary but appreciated.  Thank you!

Click here to register


The Linda Hall Library encourages people of all backgrounds and abilities to participate in our public programs.  Closed captioning is provided.  If you require additional reasonable accommodations in order to participate, please contact events@lindahall.org or call 816.926.8753 at least 24 hours in advance of the event.

Once you register for this event, you will receive email communications from the Linda Hall Library and the Linda Hall Library Foundation. You may choose to opt out of these communications at any time. Your contact information will not be sold or provided to any third parties.


Further reading at the Linda Hall Library

Fitzgerald, Joan. Greenovation: Urban Leadership on Climate Change. New York: Oxford University Press, 2020.

Kapsch, Robert James. Building Washington: Engineering and Construction of the New Federal City, 1790-1840. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018.

Logel, Jon Scott. Designing Gotham: West Point Engineers and the Rise of Modern New York, 1817-1898. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2017.


This program is funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Its content is solely the responsibility of the Linda Hall Library.


March 26
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Questions? Contact Eric Ward at 816.926.8753 for more information about these events.

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