Alumni Stories – Amylia Martens

Architectural Technology – T109

Graduated 2010

Growing up, Amylia Martens was always fascinated by the Design Industry. "When I was little, I wanted to be an architect or an interior designer - I always wanted to get into some kind of aspect of design. By the time I graduated high school, I knew which college and program I wanted to attend and it was George Brown."

Amylia was accepted into the 3 year Architectural Technology program. "I choose George Brown because I liked the way the information was taught compared to other schools. I loved my college experience as the teachers were great and good friends were made."

Amy’s most valuable experience during her studies at George Brown was taking part in the Design Charettes  "All the students would dread putting in the long hours but in the end it was well worth it and you learned quite a lot in the short stressful period of time!"

After graduation, Amylia secured employment as an Architectural Designer with 1 Riser Designs  in the Greater Toronto Area. "They are an architectural design firm that design custom and residential homes. Some of our big clients are Green park, Treasure Hill Homes, and Rivera Custom homes. A typical work day is talking to structural engineers & clients, going over design drawings, coming up with different concepts and constructing & correcting design and working drawings. The most rewarding part of my job is seeing the finished product of the design when it is actually built and knowing that all the hard work and frustration has paid off."

What's next for Amylia? "I am going to get my hours and write the test to eventually be a licensed Architectural Technologist."