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Paola Badea


Junior Architectural Designer

Paola decided to study architecture because she has always been intrigued by how buildings and voids in a city affect the way people live. Paola attended seven different schools growing up, so she understands better than many that our moods and behaviors are a direct result of the buildings surrounding us. Paola is inspired by her son and seeing the impossible become possible. The surest way to inspire her into action is to tell her she cannot do, be or have something. Her life-long hope is not to age, but it’s too soon to tell if she will be able to make this impossible feat possible.


  • Bachelor of Architecture — Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico

Q&A with Paola Badea

Student Life Center, SUNY Cortland
  • Is there a motto you live by? Do more with less
  • What is your favorite book? The Catcher in the Rye
  • What was the first concert you attended? Alanis Morissette in 1999
  • What project has been on your mind lately? Student Life Center, SUNY Cortland