Slobodan Radoman, Alumni
2013 MArch, Architecture
“As long as there is passion and the understanding that nothing will be easy, there is a very good chance that with constant hard work you will succeed at accomplishing your entrepreneurial goals.”
Inspired to invigorate his ancestral homeland, Slobodan designed a project to create a sustainable tourism platform at Skadar Lake, a beautiful natural area between Albania and Montenegro. By nurturing the region’s social organization and cultural development, he aims to make the destination an avant-garde tourist hot spot and provide an engine for improving local economic conditions.
As his country’s top-ranked student, Slobodan left Montenegro on a government scholarship to attend the United World College of the Atlantic, a prestigious international high school. There he met students from across the world, experienced living in the global culture, and gained perspective about the socio-economic potential of the Balkan countries and how he could unlock that potential. While pursuing a self-designed architecture concentration at Harvard, Slobodan supervised a fundraising team at the Radcliffe Institute and also co-founded Scholarships for Peace, which brings high school students from war-affected areas to a summer school program in Washington, DC. Slobodan is continuing to synthesize his experiences and his passions as he conducts his Legatum Fellowship alongside his pursuit of a Masters of Architecture from MIT.