Sep '06 - Nov '06
This is my first entry for thie school blog project. I'm in my second year in the M.Arch. Program 2 at the Illinois Institute of Technology. I hope to use this blog to give others an idea of what IIT is like, particularly to those who are preparing to pursue an education in architecture.
To begin with, IIT has undergone many changes throughout the past few years, such as the new buildings on campus, renovations to Crown Hall, and a new major in the architecture department, Landscape Architecture, as well as other changes. Having been here one year already, I've had a chance to get familiar with Chicago and IIT. I'm a resident of Bailey Hall, one of the on-campus apartments and also one of the many Mies buildings on campus. It's pretty convenient living about a 5 minute-walk from Crown Hall, considering I'm there every single day.
As far as my classes for this semester, I'm taking Architectural Programming, Advanced Building Technologies, High-Rise Technology, and Thesis Research. All of the classes except for my thesis meet only once a week for about 2 to 3 hours, which gives me plenty of time to develop my thesis and work part-time.