University of Cincinnati legacy, Laura Thul Penza establishes architecture class gift, explaining how her time at College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) helped shape her life.
Laura also speaks about her early passion for the arts and how it led her to becoming an architect.
Being passionate about art, math and science, Penza says a 10th-grade aptitude test reaffirmed her suspicions. “It essentially came back with, ‘You would make a great architect,’ which just confirmed what I already knew,” she says, laughing. “I remember my dad cautioned, ‘Architecture might sound glamorous, but it’s a lot of hard work, and earning a good salary is not always easy.’ But I knew it’s what I was destined to do.”