Studio Project Midterm Pin-up: ACSA Timber in the City Competition

Todays Topics: What Is The Project How Did The Pin-up Go? Is This My Future? What Is The Project This semester we have been doing the Timber in the City competition. We have been tasked with the challenge of designing a mid-rised mix-used building using mass Timber construction. The project is located in the heartContinue reading “Studio Project Midterm Pin-up: ACSA Timber in the City Competition”

Thinking Before Designing: Studio Project

Todays Topics: What is my Studio Project? Why am I Thinking so Much? What am I thinking About? What is my Studio Project? This semester for studio, we are doing the ACSA Timber in the City competition. A national competition with typically near 1000 applicants competing for a few rewards. We have to design aContinue reading “Thinking Before Designing: Studio Project”

Dreaming About The Future

This past week I’ve had a lot of time to think about what I want to get out of architecture school, and the contribution I want to have with my career. I think about the challenges that my generation will have to face as we move into a time where we must worry about theContinue reading “Dreaming About The Future”

Explained: AIA Virginia Competition

Today’s Topics: What Was I Trying To Achieve? Community Spaces Reflection What Was I Trying To Achieve? For the AIA Virginia Competition, we were given a weekend to design a train station at a site in Christiansburg, VA. We were given a list of requirements, but I knew that if I was truly going toContinue reading “Explained: AIA Virginia Competition”

Semester Studio Project

Today’s Topics: Iterations Final Work Final Pin-Up Iterations It has become apparent that I only shared the first part of my architecture studio project with you. Overall with this project, it has gone through 4 major iterations that have drastically changed how I portray my ideas and how I represent them. I have developed myContinue reading “Semester Studio Project”

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?”

The Good and the Great of This Semester so far

Today’s Topics: Why I Haven’t Posted in a While My Initial Thoughts Appreciation and Growth Why I Haven’t Posted in a While The last time I made a post to my blog was after my first pin-up this semester. Things were going well and I was progressing as I felt I should. Then things startedContinue reading “The Good and the Great of This Semester so far”

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”

what is to Come This Summer?

Today’s Topics: Last Few Assignments Summer Planning With Organizations Summer Internship Last Few Assignments I’ve finally made it to the last week of school. I will be so relieved by the end of this week that I have finished the last parts of my classes. I still have an exam to do, a research paperContinue reading “what is to Come This Summer?”