20 February 2024 • Alums Stepping into the World of Architecture By Annette Stephens '24

In her first job after graduation, Zoé Campanino ’23 has found a niche window into architectural design.

At Arch Street Glass in Boston, Zoé Campanino ’23 is learning “how things are created from the ground up.”

Campanino, who majored in art history, is exploring her passion for art and architecture with the company, which specializes in interior architectural design and architectural glass.

As a marketing coordinator, Campanino's job consists of emphasizing the company's success in crafting strategy plans and executing initiatives that lead to increased job opportunities. Additionally, she creates video content promoting its brand and products. 

Campanino joined Arch Street Glass in July 2023. In her first role there, she served as assistant estimator, where she read and cataloged construction documents for projects, coordinated quotes from vendors and installers and created pricing sheets and proposals to send to general contractors. 

Campanino credits her academic work at HWS with both architectural knowledge and skills in public speaking and project management. “My professors truly taught me to step out of my comfort zone in many ways, and I am forever grateful for taking all of these life skills to Boston with me,” she says.

On campus, Campanino minored in studio art, worked at the Davis Gallery and served as an O’Laughlin Ambassador for the Office of Admissions. As a student, she also co-founded Gyp-Z Accessories, a small online accessory business.

“I absolutely have Hobart and William Smith to thank for turning me into a hardworking, dedicated individual; I truly couldn’t have asked for a better place to grow and to help me move to a new state and start a new life in Boston.”

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