Chanel was so excited about RWU’s Architecture program that she decided not to apply anywhere else. Her deciding factors? The combination of a waterfront location and the dual nature of the University’s Architecture program – a blend of technical and artistic training. Since she’s arrived on campus, Chanel has taken on a role as an RA and added a minor in Visual Arts after studying abroad at the Florence University of the Arts in Italy. But it was her internship with Watt Architects last summer that allowed her to put into practice everything she’s learning in the classroom. Working on a $12-million building project, Chanel created renderings and 3-D models before helping to supervise construction of an 11-floor building designed to be part of the renaissance of the New Jersey seaside town of Asbury Park.