Headshot of Jenn Clegg

Back-to-School Student Spotlight: Jenn Clegg (MArch ‘22)

November 12, 2021

Hometown: Pueblo, CO

Undergraduate School and Major: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Animal Sciences

Program: Masters of Architecture 

In our Student back to school series, we profile the students of the University of Colorado Denver’s College of Architecture & Planning (CAP). We sat down with Jennifer Clegg, a student in the CAP program who will graduate with a Master of Architecture degree. We reflected on Jennifer’s summer and talked more about her hobbies, interests and internships she participated in.

Tell us a little bit about your summer? Did you stay in Colorado or travel elsewhere?

I mostly stayed in Denver to attend summer school, although I briefly travelled to Dallas-Fort Worth, TX and went on a couple of camping trips in Colorado and New Mexico.

Kimbell Art Museum
Kimbell Art Museum, courtesy Jenn Clegg

Did you engage in any travel or adventures during your time off?

I traveled to Dallas-Fort Worth TX to visit the Kimbell Art Museum.

What skills did you learn in school that you applied over the summer?

Over the summer I took the Furniture Design class taught by Matt Gines – I highly recommend!

Did you read any books? If so, which ones?

I read the following books:

  1. Deconstructing the Kimbell by Michael Benedikt
  2. The Favored Circle by Garry Stevens
  3. Formation: Architectural Education in the Nordic Perspective edited by Elise Lorensten and Kristine Annabell Torp
  4. Range by David Epstein
  5. Why Art Cannot Be Taught by James Elkins
  6. The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
work-in-progress photo of a chair built for the Furniture Design course completed at CU Denver, Summer 2021
Pictured above: work-in-progress photo of a chair built for the Furniture Design course completed at CU Denver, Summer 2021
What are you most looking forward to during the Fall 2021 semester?

Seeing everyone and having class/studio in person!