Burza-Smith Attorney. Danielle lives in Rockford with her husband and Boston terriers, Lucy and Brutus.
Join our Monthly Newsletter:. Get our e-News.
Office Locations. Oregon, WI Office.
Madison, WI Office. Rockford, IL Office.
All rights reserved. You may reproduce materials available at this site for your own personal use and for non-commercial distribution.
All copies must include this copyright statement. Some artwork provided under license agreement. Willkens is a practicing designer, researcher, and educator who is particularly interested in bringing architectural engagement to diverse audiences through interactive projects.
She holds a B. After spending the last few years designing and studying in London, Dr. Willkens returned to the U.
Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship , traveling to Iceland, Cuba, and Japan to study the impact of tourism on cultural heritage sites. Gather a support group of friends and peers to help you stay on track and tackle the ARE.
You have successfully created your Sports Illustrated Account. Report an error, omission or problem: Message:. EU Data Subject Requests. Travel for her was genetic. I love the visuals in this movie as well.
Make a schedule and keep to it! AIAS helped cultivate leadership skills and encouraged me to be an advocate for my own education, my peers, my school, and those who do not have a voice, whether it be by choice or circumstance.
Grassroots and FORUM were energizing events that provided the momentum to accomplish tasks at the chapter and regional levels, but they were also venues to interact with amazing peers across the country. Now, years down the road, I am so proud and excited about the work those AIAS peers are accomplishing: some are mayors, PhDs writing code for analyzing cities, global entrepreneurs, Rose Fellows, educators, and practitioners who are challenging the conventions of the profession to build better structures, office cultures, and communities.
AIAS provides an extensive and long-lasting network of peers who are wonderful resources and inspiring figures. I have an incredibly supportive family and although none of them are involved in fields related to the built environment, they have always encouraged my interests.
They are continually understanding of the long and odd hours I spend on my work, they recognize the passions I have for building, researching, and teaching; and they are always good sports when I pitch an architecturally-themed trip. They value travel, education, and curiosity, truly embodying the Jeffersonian ideal of being life-long-learners.
I would tell myself to take more moments of pause and to take every opportunity to travel, whether it be a local trip or something farther afield. In terms of travel, every afternoon excursion, road trip, and adventure abroad opens our eyes to new people and cultures, adds to our visual record, and helps us see our own experiences and ambitions with a different perspective. When things are going well, take a moment to reflect and identify those sliding doors, recognizing the new prospects ahead because you took a chance and worked through challenges.
Join us for our 14th Annual Legacy Event, Saturday August 18th from am 00pm at Liberty High School's Cafeteria - Jewetta Ave. Bakersfield, Calif. Danielle's Legacy shared an event. Join us for our 14th Annual Danielle's Legacy Event AKA "One Passion another Girls Pain. August 18th (Saturday) 10am-3pm at Liberty Highschool.
It was an extraordinary experience to get to examine another school so closely and it reinforced my developing desires to pursue a career in academia.