Architecture Studio Pin-Up No.1

Today’s Topics: What is the Project? The work that I’ve Done What’s Next? What is the Project? In architecture studio, we are working on a semester long project. This past Wednesday we had a big deadline where we had to show our progressed work. We used our sketches, and printed out our plans, among variousContinue reading “Architecture Studio Pin-Up No.1”

Historic Preservation In Wytheville

Today’s Topics: What Am I Doing in Wytheville? Surveying Exploration What Am I Doing in Wytheville? During this past summer, my roommate and I were recommended by a faculty member for a project in Wytheville. We then had to be selected by the Undergraduate Chair of the Architecture Program, and interviewed by the owner ofContinue reading “Historic Preservation In Wytheville”

CAUSfest 2021

Today’s Topics: Busy Summer What is CAUSfest? Student Organizations What is CAUSfest? Does CAUSfest ring any bells, or mean anything specific to you? I imagine that it does not because this is a relatively new event for the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech. CAUSfest is a recruitment event for student organizationsContinue reading “CAUSfest 2021”

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”

The Passion of Helping Young Students Learn to Love Architecture

Today’s Topics: Where did This Start for me? Why am I so Eager to Help Other Students? Is There an Age Limit for Learning Architecture? Where did This Start for me? I had an interest in architecture since I was a kid. One of the most memorable moments was learning about designing foe different climatesContinue reading “The Passion of Helping Young Students Learn to Love Architecture”

On The Path To Licensure

Today’s Topics: Officially Started All 3 Parts To Becoming Licensed AXP Hours Finishing Education, And Studying For Exams Officially Started All 3 Parts To Becoming Licensed Just 2 years ago I was an outsider looking into the world of architecture in awe. I remember thinking to myself “wow I will learn and do so muchContinue reading “On The Path To Licensure”

Why is Site Analysis so Important?

Today’s Topics: Understanding The Space You Have To Work With The Context Of The Site Sun Patterns Understanding The Space You Have To Work With Have you ever started designing a building on a blank canvas? It can be fun and is a great way to express freedom and creativity. When you start to includeContinue reading “Why is Site Analysis so Important?”

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”