Oct '09 - Apr '10
2 months ago, Luke, May, Chuck, and Myself had a meeting with Dean Balfour to unveil our plan to build the GaTech COA’s reputation up over the next few years in the academic and professional community. Luke and I have been discussing a fresh lecture series for next year, and we recently brought the grey matter(s) online publication into the mix. Here is what we will be proposing:
1. A lecture series run almost entirely by students.
Students make contact and continue correspondance with the Lecture guest.
Students will devise a theme [consistent ideal] to link the semester’s lectures together.
Student will be responsible for entertaining guest when they are in Atlanta.
A relevant poster to accompany the lecture series that can be distributed to architecture schools across the nation and attract interest in the school for graduate school [new GSA]
2. A school publication with 80-100 pages of student work, faculty papers, and grey matter(s) content.
This publication should also exist as the representative student gallery for prospective students to view.
This should accurately gauge the pulse of the school. Dead or Alive.
These are the two most important deficiencies we, as the student leadership underground, see as the most important to start working on, and believe they will bring the most results. We are also bringing with us our vision for the new GSA of which we feel responsible for establishing its identity in its infancy. The image of the school on a hill for all to see and all to flock, set in the middle of Atlanta, builds a notion of the new GSA being at the forefront of the profession in the coming years. Along with this, we will plastering the images all over the college as a propaganda campaign to encourage a culture and feeling in the students that Georgia Tech can be a top ranked architecture school.
Progress will be posted, and initial results are very encouraging...
In my design studio this semester we have been having an ongoing discussion about the past, present and future of design education. This has in turn spilled over into my other [theory] classes and has developed into the concentration of what little free time I have. There is an opinion out there...