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Master of Architecture


/ Recent Taubman Graduate

Aditya Jaiswal

Engaging in career and professional development support workshops helped me boost my confidence as a professional, and it has also helped me establish networks outside the Taubman community.

Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Degree Program(s)
M.Arch 2G

Expected Graduation Date
April 2024

Academic Areas of Interest
Architecture, Interior Design, Urban planning and Real Estate Development

Hobbies or interests outside of academia
Swimming, Travelling, playing guitar

Why did you choose Taubman College as the right program for you?
Taubman College provides a diverse platform to interact with practicing architects and people from all over the world. It’s one of the Top architecture schools with an excellent and robust program. Mainly it was because of the faculties at Taubman and the other latest fabrication systems and technologies it is equipped with that directed me to take up M.Arch at Taubman.

What is special or excites you about the Taubman community?
I have always believed in learning outside the school while traveling and meeting new people with different backgrounds and perspectives. I think the Taubman community promotes such interactions, enabling one to have a holistic understanding of various fields. The faculties, staff, and alumni go out of their way to guide the students during different stages of their journeys and are always willing to add value to our thoughts.

If applicable, tell us about studio culture – what is inspiring or innovative or unique?
The studio culture at Taubman gives me a taste of a professional setting. The studio is always directed in a way to explore and develop designs relating to emerging trends in architecture. The intensive research in the studio opens up the door to numerous topics of exploration. The studio culture paved a way for me to meet like-minded people and work with passionate minds. One thing that I liked the most about the studios is that everyone grows together and it forms a long-lasting bond with the mates.

Describe your experience with faculty and professional staff during your time at Taubman?
The faculty and staff at Taubman are exceptional. They are always willing to help the student in whichever way possible. Everyone cares about the academic success of the student and pushes one to their full potential. Faculty are willing to meet outside the class and discuss on topics other than studio (for instance – research).

How has Taubman’s career and professional development support prepared you for a successful career in your chosen field?
Engaging in career and professional development support workshops helped me boost my confidence as a professional, and it has also helped me establish networks outside the Taubman community.  Additionally, the career fairs they have hosted allowed me to meet people from top architecture firms.

What benefits have you experienced being part of the University of Michigan?
I have been exposed to a wide range of opportunities and internships while attending the university, which has helped me advance in the realm of actual professional practice in both architecture and real estate development.

What do you like most about being part of the Ann Arbor community?
I like the changing landscapes of Ann Arbor. I like moving across the campus and seeing/experiencing the transitional changes in every department. I also really liked the communal area in the Centre of the campus, which is the most happening place.

What advice would you give prospective students as they consider Taubman College?
Take up things outside the studio as well. Interact with many people (students, instructors, architects, etc.). A lot of learning happens from listening to others’ experiences. Take a look at the courses offered by the university (some of them are useful and unique). Also, look into the research that is going on at this university. Have a clear idea of what you are looking for and then accordingly opt for it.

What are your plans after graduation?
I plan to practice for a year or two in the USA in both Architecture and Real Estate domains. Once this is done, I plan to join my dad’s architecture firm and work on its worldwide expansion plan.

Additional advice or thoughts you’d like to share with prospective students?
Be open to a variety of things and always have a keenness to learn new skills. Talk to a lot of people. Build a good network during college days. Learning should never stop, and be open to praise and criticism. Take advantage of the college resources ( it has a lot to offer ).