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Master of Architecture


/ Recent Taubman Graduate

Caroline Stahl

The fabrication facilities offered at Taubman are amazing, and I wanted a program that incorporates material practice and fabrication into its curriculum.

Missoula, MT, United States

Degree Program(s)
M.Arch 2G

Expected Graduation Date

Academic Areas of Interest
Architecture in post-industrial cities, architecture and extraction landscapes

Hobbies or interests outside of academia
Hiking, Skiing, Reading

Why did you choose Taubman College as the right program for you?
I chose Taubman College to learn from faculty whose research and design work I find inspiring. I also wanted to find a program with opportunities for student research. The fabrication facilities offered at Taubman are amazing, and I wanted a program that incorporates material practice and fabrication into its curriculum.

What is special or excites you about the Taubman community?
Everyone comes from such unique academic backgrounds. I have already learned so much from sharing ideas with friends from different disciplines and undergraduate programs. Everyone is very eager to share their knowledge.

If applicable, tell us about studio culture – what is inspiring or innovative or unique?
Studio culture at Taubman feels very supportive. There isn’t a sense of competitiveness in studio, and everyone wants to help each other make good work. Additionally, reviews and critiques are always very constructive. Faculty and guest reviewers are very invested in student projects.

Describe your experience with faculty and professional staff during your time at Taubman?
My studio professors have been amazing. They are so accomplished and talented in their own right, but they are also deeply committed to their students’ work. I always look forward to the level of depth that comes with discussions with faculty members.

How has Taubman’s career and professional development support prepared you for a successful career in your chosen field?
I can use the career and professional development resources to both make connections with firms and to explore careers outside of traditional architectural practice.

What benefits have you experienced being part of the University of Michigan?
The resources offered by the University of Michigan are top-tier. I continue to discover new spaces, books, tech resources, and career resources across both North and Central Campus. I also feel confident in my ability to explore research interests due to the many streams of support offered by the University of Michigan.

What do you like most about being part of the Ann Arbor community?
The stereotype of Midwesterners being very friendly is definitely real. I love spending time in downtown Ann Arbor trying new coffee shops and restaurants.

What advice would you give prospective students as they consider Taubman College?
Use your time at Taubman College to make connections. Talk to your peers about their backgrounds and interests. Learn about faculty research. Find things that interest you and involve yourself in them.

What are your plans after graduation?
I hope to apply for architecture fellowships to explore a career in academia. I also hope to eventually become a licensed architect.

Additional advice or thoughts you’d like to share with prospective students?
Spend time in studio. Working in studio outside of class hours allows for dialogue between you and your peers. You will gain friendships, knowledge, and skills from taking advantage of your studio space.