Karin Najarian (BArch ’23) Alumni Spotlight

We are thrilled to share some amazing updates from our alum, Karin Najarian’s journey before and after graduating from WSOA!

“In April, our Solar Futures team at Woodbury University won the Most Innovative Construction Technology award in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Build Challenge. Our house, the first permitted 3D-printed dwelling in Los Angeles, proudly displays this achievement.

In May, I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Woodbury University with a Bachelor of Architecture and a minor in Applied Computer Science – Media Arts. My time at the Woodbury School of Architecture was filled with collaboration, hands-on learning, and incredible opportunities.

From June to November, I was in Armenia, volunteering in the architecture field with Birthright Armenia | Դեպի Հայք. It’s an incredible organization that allows diasporan Armenians to contribute meaningfully to our homeland.

I volunteered at an architecture firm, an art gallery, and helped design a new Armenian church. I gained insight into the current effort towards preserving monuments and churches in Armenia, Artsakh, and in diasporan communities around the world. Despite the attempts to destroy and deny our history, I met many people who work passionately around the clock to preserve as much as possible.

I’m so grateful for the opportunity to meet so many remarkable people and help them do important work. I plan to continue dedicating my time to Armenia.” Karin Najarian (BArch ’23).


Last Updated on January 22, 2024. 

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