Zakaria Boucetta

Undergraduate
Hometown: Montreal, Canada

My motto:

“If you love what you do, you won’t work a day in your life.”

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What I’m studying at UB
Architecture, with a minor in environmental design

Why I chose the University at Buffalo
I lived in Spain for 12 years, and was in a pool of architecture students there, searching for schools in U.S. I thought UB had the most attractive studio environment. From there I was attracted to the school’s work ethic and the professors I talked to. 

My campus activities
Intramural club, architecture group

What I love about UB
I love Buffalo’s architectural history, and the university’s diverse, yet close-knit community feeling. Our architecture school is one of the best for the kind of work I want to do in environmental design. 

Favorite places to study
Ellicott Complex when I lived there, and my studio on the South Campus

Favorite place to eat on campus
I’m a big American hamburger fan. I love getting them at Stacker’s (on the North Campus). 

Interesting fact about me
I can speak five languages: Portuguese, French, English, French, Spanish and Arabic