May 2, 2019 2019 Graduating Students: Subu Bhandari

Student Stories

Meet some of our amazing 2019 graduates: Dylan Bagnasco, Subu Bhandari, Patrick Keogh, Elizabeth Ott, Niklos Toldi, and Kyra WuThese students are representative of our graduates’ dedication to their craft, commitment to academic excellence, collaborative spirit, innovative nature and overall resilience. They’ve worked diligently to reach graduation and now have reflected on their experience as well as offered advice for younger students. We thank these students and send congratulations to all our 2019 graduates.  

Subu Bhandari

Student in front of work at reviews

Originally from Galkot, Nepal, Subu Bhandari is one of our top spring 2019 graduates in the Bachelor of Architecture program. Aside from being awarded 1st place in the Tau Sigma Delta Distinguished Design Awards, Subu has committed herself to multiple student organizations. While at UT, Subu was involved in and held leadership titles in Alpha Rho Chi, National Organization of Minority Architecture Students, American Institute of Architecture Students and Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society.

What inspired you to choose a path in Architecture?

I have always been interested in art, but studying architecture was kind of an impulse decision back in high school. I knew I wanted to do something that can have direct impact on people.

students together in large chair

Can you tell us your favorite memory over the past five years?

I have a lot of memories, but I think the relationships that I have formed over the past five years is definitely my favorite. The many coffee runs, chair races, late nights, study abroad… there are a lot of little things that made college memorable.

What advice do you have to incoming students about college/the program/getting involved?

My best piece of advice I have is to talk to EVERYONE, and don’t be afraid to ask questions. This is definitely something I had to get used to. Be involved. Have fun. Get sleep. Be weird.

What are your post-graduation plans?

After graduation, I plan to practice for one to two years, and then I hope to apply for graduate school for landscape and urban design.