Aug '09 - May '10
After a wild 6 years and a summer, it's time to embark...
In the liner notes of my life; infinite thanks go out to my family for their continued support of all of my decision and my colleagues and classmates throughout the years - in all actuality, it's borrowed trace from your desk upon which my projects take shape.
Doubly infinite thanks to my professors throughout the years and schools
in roughly chronological order:
Adil Sharag Eldin
Thanks to Archinect for hosting such a helpful site and letting me blog (though sporadically) for a few years.
Thanks and good luck to my most-recently-former colleagues; UPenn class of 2010. It was a wild but quick ride (to my fellow postprof's,); Thanks for the warm welcome (to the MArchI's).
Let's all go get awesome jobs!
Photos to follow...but for now, the video
Somewhat of a commercial... As the semester draws to a close, and you (faithful readers?) have little idea what I've been doing, I'll fill you in. Our studio with Jeremy Edmiston has been working on a 1/2 -full scale pavilion which explores digital design and construction techniques using the...
Two long nights.Night 1: transcribing full sized templates onto plywoodNight 2: putting it all together (in two scales)
Whoa an update and this time it's actually about work! Well it is. I'm in a research studio with Jeremy Edmiston of SystemArchitects. It's pretty awesome; I'm super glad I'm here. The quick update though is that essentially we're scheming to build an outdoor room at the end of the semester on the...
This week, the NAAB team is here for Accreditation. While often, I end up working in a jaded existence; questioning the relevance (both academically, and realistically) of some of the pedagogy here, the pomp and circumstance of the NAAB visit is a really nice moment to actually reflect on what...
Midway through the 3rd week of Gradschool2.0 and things seem both fast and slow. On one hand, I'm surprised that things are moving by quickly. My electives are going full speed ahead and they are pretty great thus far. Studio is a bit slow...I'm waiting for it to kick into high gear; we seem to be...
STEPHEN KIERAN Mon. 21 September, 6:00pm - 7:00pm Meyerson Hall Room B1 Lecture by Stephen Kieran, FAIA, of KieranTimberlake. "Dwelling" Hosted by the Department of Architecture Should be cool
This will likely mark the only time that I'll be able to blog the night before a project is due while having completed it. Tomorrow... Studio begins. But now for a numbered list of thoughts: 1. It's odd to see my work in the context of my classmates - I'm so used to knowing familiar styles / fonts...
I'll be in these: Ali Rahim's Contemporary Processes in Architecture: Experimental Design & Its EffectsThe mastery of techniques, whether in design, production or both, does not necessarily yield great architecture. As we all know, the most advanced techniques can still yield average designs...
And we're off. I'd previously blogged on archinect during grad school 1.0 at Kent State's Cleveland Urban Design Collaborativehere In typical blog fashion, I'm going to immediately apologize for not posting enough and resolve to do better...now that that's out of the way. I'm at UPenn in their...