Here's what new:
I finished 1/2 of my contemporary theory paper for the rough draft deadline this past week; title: Embassies, Empire, and Heterotopia. Aww yeah.
We had a landscape architect guest critic in studio and she rocked our world. She took a fuzzy, not-quite-hashed-out, all-over-the-place urban concept and made a project out of it. She told us about displacing dirt into earthworks, collapsed bulkheads creating riparian habitats, and the dangers of hexa-valent chromium. Or maybe you already knew?
My two seminar classes are chugging along... still lots of reading.
The "Systems Integration" class is still hurtin'... my building isn't quite integrated, and as a group we're all over the place with lots to still do. Are you noticing a theme here? I hate it.
But sweeping school aside for a moment, let's focus on this: I need to find a job for the summer. I just finished re-vamping my resume; added details about last summer's work with Architecture for Humanity, picked out a new font; and now I need to put a few portfolio pages together and find some firms to send them to.
So tell me, where should I work? The only office I've worked at before was large--100 architects, so I'd like to experience something smaller. Also, I'd like to be in New York, where I can slide by on free rent (thanks mom). Any ideas? I have a list in my head but it needs development--places that are new and exciting. I'm taking a poll here. And thank you in advance for your input. You're all fabulous people.