Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Architecture

Today’s Topics: What is MLK Day? Systemic Racism in Architecture How are Things Changing? What is MLK Day? During the Civil Rights movement in the 1960’s, Martin Luther King Jr. sacrificed his life time and time again. He was a leader standing up for the rights of all African Americans and the injustices in ourContinue reading “Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Architecture”

What is Architecture?

Year after year, a question I always come back to is “what is architecture?”. My favorite part of this question is how there is no right or wrong answer, and everyone always has a different answer. Subjectivity has been a dominant force of my education during my 3rd year of architecture school. It is trulyContinue reading “What is Architecture?”

Traveling in my Virtual Internship

Today’s Topics: How is This Set up? Site Visits New Connections How is This Set up? Prior to attaining this internship, one of the questions I always struggled with was how could I have an experience of working outside of Maryland. Most times that means I have to move out and find a place toContinue reading “Traveling in my Virtual Internship”

Firm Schedule VS School Time management

Today’s Topics: Scheduled 40 Hour Week Personal Time For Projects Preference Scheduled 40 Hour Week Going into architecture school, something I have heard very often is that education and the professional practice of architecture are very different. A little over a month into my internship, I can now comfortably say I have adjusted from doingContinue reading “Firm Schedule VS School Time management”

Taking Site Visits

Today’s Topics: The Complexity of Building The Role of an Architect Feeling Accomplished The Complexity of Building When you look around your room, you are most likely going to see 4 walls, a ceiling, and a floor. If you take away the first layer of a wall, you start to reveal the structure and howContinue reading “Taking Site Visits”

Summer Internship Day 1

Today’s Topics: How I Got Here Why Quinn Evans? Goals and Aspirations How I got Here What did I do to get here? Well, this story dates all the way back to high school. My first involvement with architecture. I found a passion for the work I was able to do, and I pursued everyContinue reading “Summer Internship Day 1”

Finals Week

Today’s Topics: The Last Push The Last Push Finals Vs. Final Project What Next? The Last Push I’ve finally made it down to the last week of school. This semester has felt both extremely long, and also has gone by extremely fast. By the end of this week I will have finished a full yearContinue reading “Finals Week”

Career Fair Prep

Today’s Topics: Resume Portfolio Workshops and critiques Resume Preparing to apply for any job requires a major time investment in yourself. Especially in times when the job market is much thinner than normal. When an employer reads a resume, there is a lot that they can tell about you just from a one page document.Continue reading “Career Fair Prep”

Design Through Iteration

Today’s Topics: What is This? Why do This? How Have I Done This? What is This? One of the biggest parts of starting to learn about architecture, is knowing that there is always something that you can improve. Iterative design is about completing your work in stages. Getting feedback about your work, hearing different opinionsContinue reading “Design Through Iteration”

Learning Design Realism

Today’s Topics: Starting Out Adding More Detail Using Realistic Material Layers Starting Out One of the major things to learn in architecture school is pretty much how to design a building. But what is the baseline general knowledge that people come in with? There is usually a mix of skill levels ranging from not havingContinue reading “Learning Design Realism”