I though I would post some images of study model 04...mid crit on monday...time to hit drawings hard this weekend. Its going to be a hand drawn affair. The final is due on Nov. 22 before we leave for Japan.
where are you planning on applying to grad school? are you thinking about going right away? as one of the few undergrads in the blog project, I'm just curious what perceptions the others have of the question of where to apply and if to go immediately after or not.
Like Brad, I attended undergrad at KSU, and should maybe clarify that it is a 5 year, accredited Bachelor's of Architecture program, meaning graduate school is not a necessity as much as it a desire.
I wanted to go shortly after graduation, but 8 years later haven't, though I'm still thinking about it, and seriously considering it for next year. Most of my classmates didn't go to grad school, though the ones that did tended to be the strongest designers, probably going to develop a thesis and all the other good grad-school stuff.
I will go to grad school but have toiled with the timing. I have talked to quite a few people who suggest waiting for a while after undergrad. This way, you can really spend some time thinking what you are interested in...plus, it would be nice to make some money before hand....
on the other hand, there is always the risk of planning on going and then never going, but I have a feeling that after a few years in the "real world" I will be dying to get back into school...plus, I would really love to be a professor some day so grad school is basically a must.
The timing I find to be very tricky as well. But the best advice I would give is to work at a firm you feel is right ASAP. I've found this to be extremely helpful when focusing in on the aspects of architecture I want to pursue later in grad school. The "practice" of architecture will tell you everything that school hasn't already. So it can't hurt to become more knowledgable & finally get paid for it before you enter the grad world. My personal goal is to return after becoming licensed & before I turn 30. At 24 & 2 (+/-) more years to licensure, I've got some time to explore. Who knows?-maybe even a return to Cast. Fno.
by the way- tell howell to eat his wheaties & kurlbaum to get a haircut