OLENA YARMOLYUK

SAY IT LOUD - Nebraska  Exhibitor

Nebraska Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

My professors and teaching assistants have highly influenced me. Expanding my knowledge and pushing me on what architecture can be. Influencing me to continue pursuing various ideas and concepts that I would have overlooked as ridiculous.

OLENA YARMOLYUK

Bio:

Olena Yarmolyuk is a fourth-year student at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, pursuing a degree in architecture with minors in psychology and business. She has been working alongside David Karle, an Associate Professor and the Director of the Architecture Program at UNL, analyzing sandpit lakes in Grand Island, Nebraska. Olena is also a member of the AIAS Student chapter at UNL, where she produces graphics to be used for the chapter’s newly released podcast N’Studio.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

I was suggested by my parents, who were build- ing their house. I had graduated early at 16 and was undecided about what to pursue. After my first design class, I realized architecture united all of my favorite subjects and have been attached since.

 

What do you do?

I am in my final year of my bachelor’s degree and am continuing my research for a second year to analyze sandpit lakes in Grand Island, Nebraska, with David Karle, an Associate Professor and the Director of the Architecture Program at UNL.

What excites you in the work you do?

I enjoy the psychological component of Architec- ture. The most exciting aspect is human interac- tion with their space, primarily the idea of per- ception, and how to manipulate technology and materials to create surreal spaces.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

My professors and teaching assistants have highly influenced me. Expanding my knowledge and pushing me on what architecture can be. Influencing me to continue pursuing various ideas and concepts that I would have overlooked as ridiculous.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

I was selected to have my research be presented among senators and community members. Unfortunately, due to COVID, that opportunity had to be canceled. As unfortunate as it is, it gave me a greater drive to continue my research.

Featured Project Name: 

Aurora Community Center

 

Featured Project Location: 

Aurora, Nebraska

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

Unbuilt

Role in Featured Project: 

Designer

 

Featured Project Description:

Focusing on the surrounding context and the importance of agriculture in Aurora, Nebraska, the project draws building elements such as the pitched room to merge them and interrupt interior conditions. The building contains four nesting pods that area clad with CLT structural panels and pockets of windows that pop out, allowing for areas to be occupied and light to enter. The building houses various activities directly off the highway allowing for increased access to the community center.

Photography Credit:

N/A

 

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