Avalon Gagnon


University of California Berkeley, 2023
Bachelor of Architecture

With NMA Since

October 2023

My Life

I was born and raised in Santa Barbara. Growing up I loved spending time with my grandma who taught me how to sew and paint. Throughout my childhood, I gravitated towards arts and design. I was a part of the Visual Arts and Design Academy (VADA) during my time at Santa Barbara High School, where I developed a love for a creative collaborative studio environment with others. I attended UC Berkeley and studied Environmental Architecture. I learned how the environment impacts the community and developed an understanding of the importance of who you are designing for. 

My Inspiration

I am inspired by art that makes people feel, and motivated by creations that help people. Architecture merges functionality with forms that improve people’s livelihood.

Favorite Memory

My favorite moments have always been camping and hiking with friends through the woods and sharing a sandwich at the end of a trail.

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