Marilyn Stephanou

Marilyn Stephanou

Ames, IA, US

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To me, architecture is far more important than just designing buildings that look beautiful. Architecture is a way of communicating ideas, bringing people and communities together. It is about giving importance to design and its real world functionality from the smallest to the largest scale. The success of architecture always relies on the synergy between design and habitation.

Currently, I am a fourth year student, pursuing my Bachelor of Architecture degree at Iowa State University. The academic experience that I have acquired over the past four years has also helped me develop the knowledge that I have, regarding Architecture and Urban Design. Additionally, I have expanded my willingness to learn new things and my constant aim to improve my skills, and respectively, learn new ones.

Working as an Architectural intern in my home country, Cyprus, last summer was an extremely educational and eye-opening experience, and likewise, studying abroad in Rome this spring semester has taught me a lot. These two experiences have helped me gain a better understanding of how Architecture and Urban Design work at an international level, and how learning from the past, in an ancient city such as Rome, can help us create a better future.


Ioakim - Loizas Architectural Office, Nicosia, CY, Architectural Intern

I was in charge of 3D-modeling by using Rhino, and rendering by using Vray for Rhino and postrender in Photoshop. I also helped with detailing, using Autocad. Lastly, I went on various site visitsand was in charge of note taking for my supervisors.

May 2018 - Aug 2018

College of Design Library - Iowa State University, Ames, IA, US, Assistant Librarian

The position relied on me assisting patrons to find books, while also checking in, checking out, andre shelving books. I was also in charge of checking out equipment to professors and making surethe library was working properly, even after hours, when I was in charge.

Aug 2017 - May 2018

Evresis Call Center LMD, Nicosia, CY, Call Center Agent

This position consisted of me answering phone calls and assisting people with various services, such as technological issues, and booking reservations.

May 2016 - Aug 2016


Iowa State University, Ames, IA, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2015 - current


Dean's List, Award


Dean's List, Award


Dean's List, Award


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