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The Studio Art and Architectural Studies Field Guide, taking place on Thursday, November 9, and Friday, November 10, 2023, is open to all students, regardless of their major or minor. Whether you’re contemplating a major in Studio Art or Architectural Studies, still exploring your options, or just interested in hearing from accomplished alumni, this field guide promises to provide valuable insights and inspiration.

Thursday, November 9, 2023:

Career Panel (4:30-5:45 p.m., Johnson 204): Get ready to be inspired by a dynamic career panel featuring Middlebury alumni who have excelled in the fields of Studio Art and Architectural Studies. They will share their post-Middlebury career journeys and provide invaluable insights into the professional world of art and architecture.

Friday, November 10, 2023:

One-on-One Career Chats (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Kitchel House/CCI): The following day, you’ll have the opportunity to engage in personal one-on-one discussions with the alumni. Learn about their experiences, ask questions, and gain advice on how to chart your own course from campus to career.

Here’s a sneak peek of the alumni who will be participating:

  • Isabel van der Linden ‘17: Currently an Interior Designer at Selldorf Architects in New York City, Isabel has completed her Masters in Interior Design and worked on various institutional, residential, and commercial projects.

  • Jesse Catalano ‘11: Jesse is a Project Leader at OMA New York, known for his work on projects like the Audrey Irmas Pavilion and the expansion of the Sotheby’s Auction House.

  • John Henry Hanson ‘20.5: John Henry is a Project Manager/Technical Specialist at IJ White Systems. During his time at Middlebury, he was an active member of the Habitat for Humanity projects, serving both as a team member and later as a mentor.

  • Millie von Platen ‘18.5: Millie is a Freelance Illustrator whose work has been featured in renowned publications like The New Yorker and The New York Times. She also works as an editorial assistant at a children’s publishing group.

  • Robbie Seltzer ‘15: Robbie is the Environmental Design Lab Lead at Juxtaposition Arts. He practices urban design through public art and youth empowerment. In his hometown of Minneapolis, he leads a design studio staffed by local youth.

  • Solomon Garza ‘22: As the Makerspace Manager at Saint Michael’s College, Solomon plays a pivotal role in creating and running creative spaces on campus.

This event is not only an opportunity to discover the potential career paths in these fields but also a chance to expand your network and gain valuable insights from those who have successfully navigated the transition from Middlebury to a fulfilling career.

Whether you’re passionate about art or just curious about the possibilities, the Studio Art and Architectural Studies Field Guide is your gateway to exploring creative horizons. Don’t miss this chance to learn, connect, and be inspired.

To sign up for the event, visit our website and reserve your spot at the various events. For more information about the participating alumni, check out their profiles on the website or seek them out on Midd2Midd. This is a unique opportunity to connect with successful alumni, and gain valuable insights into where your academic journey can lead you.

Mark your calendars and join us at the Studio Art and Architectural Studies Field Guide!