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05/20/24 CLASS OF ‘24 SPOTLIGHT ON JULIANA TORREZ-ORTIZ

 

From South Florida to Southern California, Juliana Torrez-Ortiz is a first-generation Colombian American student graduating with a Master of Architecture. Through her final thesis project, Juliana explores hybrid identities through architecture, addressing the need to create cultural centers for people of all mixed or migrated backgrounds. She is also interested in revitalization and sustainable design.


Learn more about Juliana’s journey.


Q: Tell us briefly about your background and why you chose your program at USC Architecture.


I am a First Generation Colombian-American from South Florida who chose USC Architecture because of all of the wonderful opportunities the Trojan family provides for its students.


Q: What is the title and short description of your final thesis project?


HYPHENATED AMERICA | This thesis research explores the mixing, meshing, and unity of growing hybrid identities, races, and cultures occuring around the globe. How can we explore the growth of hybrid identities through architecture? How can we incorporate traditional patterns, textures, and identities through new abstract architectural forms? 


Q: What are you hoping to pursue after graduation?


I am hoping to get my architectural license within 3 years. 

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