Megan Lorenz is a Master of Architecture student at the Boston Architectural College. She is a native of South Louisiana where she received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Her passion for architecture originated from a desire to improve quality of life through the built environment. Being from South Louisiana, where the ecological system is particularly fragile from decades of degradation, this aspiration also extends to sustaining the quality of the natural environment.
Megan believes that community involvement is an integral part to being a successful designer and architect. Between her undergraduate and graduate studies she participated in the national community service organization Americorps. For ten months, Megan traveled and worked with a team of 10 people throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. The project that had the biggest impact on her was the six months she spent working for Habitat for Humanity as a site supervisor. She worked on houses in Musician's Village in New Orleans, Louisiana, as well as various neighborhoods in Biloxi, Mississippi. Throughout this period of time, not only did Megan learn how a house is constructed, very useful knowledge for an architecture student, but more importantly she learned how to be a leader and how to work with others.
Currently, Megan is participating in the Chinatown Library Furniture Gateway Project and working at GPI Models in Somerville, Ma. Yet, she is constantly looking for unconventional ways to broaden her architectural education.