Hi, let me introduce myself: my name is Connor Farrell and I am a Junior at Fordham College, at Rose Hill. I am a visual arts major, with a concentration in architecture with a minor in environmental policy. I grew up on Long Island, New York, in Sayville which is a town located in Suffolk county filled with tons of state parks, gardens, and wetlands; and growing up on Long Island was a great experience, and still is. I can remember spending hours in parks walking my dogs, laying out on the National Seashore, and exploring the wetlands of Nicoll Bay/Great River.
These explorations played a big role in creating the man I am today, because ever since I was young I have been surrounded by nature, and I cannot seem to escape. Escaping from nature is not an easy feat in the household I grew up in –mostly because my mother is professional landscaper and an avid gardener– thus, my life has been filled with greenery, plant talk, anti-pesticide talk, and a general-green-thumb-attitude. Proving to be enough persuasion for me, I started taking up an interest in protecting the environment globally and in my own backyard.
This interest, combined with my love for architecture, started to define me. Everywhere I went I would stare at building envisioning how I can improve it aesthetically and environmentally. I became obsessive.
In 2010, as I was awaiting to receive my high school diploma at graduation, I officially decided to major in visual arts, concentrating in architecture. However, I did not just want to become an architect, but a green architect. I love the environment and architecture, and both of which are parts of who I am today. I want to protect/change the Earth, one house or building at a time.