Robert McElvain, class of 2016 at the University of Arkansas.

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois


Architecture is unwritten poetry.
This is a picture of a Mies Van Der Rohe building in Chicago. The building is a symbol of modern design and technology. It reflects America’s way of life and the culture of “new is always better.”
The culture of Rome however, was built through history. Every corner is a new century with a new style of architecture.
As an architecture student, what I hope to learn in Rome is the basic building blocks of design. Being able to see the progression of their culture and realize why design has changed throughout the years.
As Mies Van Der Rohe captured America’s way of life through studying the masters of the past, I hope to one day be able to turn my design into something that can be appreciated throughout the ages.