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  • Long overdue update.

    Susan Surface
    Dec 21, '13 1:26 PM EST

    I graduated from Yale over a year ago! And I've suffered from Blogger's Guilt again... 

    Anyway, this will be my last post on my Yale Student blog. Perhaps I'll begin a new one describing my new life at Columbia GSAPP's C-Lab, where I've ended up and am extremely, extremely happy.

    Happy December, everyone!

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  • Sandy / sadNY

    Susan Surface
    Nov 5, '12 11:46 AM EST

    Last week/this week: many workplaces were closed, so many could volunteer at the beaches where we spent the summer. Thanksgiving, Hannukah, Xmas, and NYE will buoy continued attention and effort through December. Coming soon are January/February. The East Coast will freeze. Holiday sentimentality... View full entry



  • Public Interest Design / SEED workshop at Yale

    Susan Surface
    Jan 3, '12 7:30 PM EST

    Are you attending this workshop on January 13/14 and coming from out of town? Check it out! http://www.publicinterestdesign.com/yale-university/ Let me know if you need a place to stay in New Haven (susansurface at gmail) and can't afford a hotel. I obviously can't promise to host everyone, but... View full entry



  • If Architects were Punx...

    Susan Surface
    Dec 17, '11 3:25 AM EST


  • Remember....

    Susan Surface
    Dec 10, '11 12:43 PM EST

    The schools we go to are the reflections of the society that created them. Nobody is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them. Nobody is going to teach you your true history, teach you your true heroes, if they know that that knowledge will help set you free. Schools in amerika... View full entry



  • Alejandro Zaera Polo

    Susan Surface
    Nov 8, '10 8:32 PM EST

    11/2/2010 View full entry



  • 2010

    Susan Surface
    Apr 19, '10 6:54 PM EST

    When you are enmeshed in the stresses, deadlines, social-climbing, and competitiveness of architecture school (and in some cases, architecture career) it is easy to misplace priorities. The slippage started when I chose to make a career out of what I love to do. I have the immense fortune and... View full entry



  • Stuff I like

    Susan Surface
    Apr 13, '09 1:16 AM EST

    I've been wanting to do a "blogs I like" post for a while, and now is as good a time as ever, I suppose. It's a bit of a guilty secret, but I rarely read architecture blogs. Not even the big, famous ones. I do follow the architecture, art and design blogs of a few friends, but it's mainly because... View full entry



  • Spring 2009 Open House

    Susan Surface
    Apr 7, '09 6:56 PM EST

    A real blog update is coming soon soon soon. (Bloggers guilt strikes again.) I just wanted to say a special HEY Y'ALL! To everyone who will be attending the Open House at Yale on Thursday. Please come say hello after Greg Lynn's talk. I'll be taking photos during the lecture, and I have purple... View full entry



  • Women in Architecture

    Susan Surface
    Mar 22, '09 6:51 PM EST

    Why are there so few women in architecture? According to Yale School of Architecture's Dean, it's because women have families. Do architects of all genders not face work/life balance conflicts? Does the hours-to-pay-ratio typical of architecture not pose a problem to architects of all genders? Do... View full entry



  • Past Life

    Susan Surface
    Feb 21, '09 11:17 PM EST

    Since my last post with all of the candid photos from lectures at Yale, a few people I’ve photographed have asked, “Will this end up on the blog?” Maybe! I take the photos for the school. It’s my official workstudy job that provides me with lunch money most weeks, and the... View full entry



  • Images from lectures and around the schoool....

    Susan Surface
    Jan 28, '09 5:52 PM EST

    I plan to come back and edit this post a bit later, but for now, here's a bit of a who's who around the school lately. TOYO ITO LECTURE Someone from... something... contacted me and asked me to post a blog for this lecture. I don't know if I'm supposed to do so here or elsewhere, but hey. Here it... View full entry



  • video interlude

    Susan Surface
    Nov 9, '08 3:14 PM EST

    This video for "Corporate Cannibal" by Grace Jones is incredible. (Sorry, I don't know how to embed video, or if we can do it at all.) View full entry




  • phone camera

    Susan Surface
    Oct 22, '08 6:02 PM EST

    Here are some notes from Globalization Space: Here is a bad photo of a conceptual drawing I did: Here is a photo of me sitting in the weird wall cutout in the library: View full entry



  • Mid-Term Update

    Susan Surface
    Oct 19, '08 12:49 PM EST

    I've been reading Bess Williamson's excellent blog, The Right to Design - specifically, the entry on A World Without Stairs. It raised some questions for me regarding universal design and accessibility. These questions are almost ridiculously basic, but as a (future) architect I should know the... View full entry



  • hi its susan

    Susan Surface
    Sep 12, '08 10:08 PM EST

    For my first entry, I'll share a funny story. Fellow Archinect editor Mason White was on one of my reviews first semester. We were introduced to each other by my critic, Mark Foster Gage, because a safe place to hide luggage was needed - and that place was under my embarrassingly messy desk. But I... View full entry



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