Hi there and Happy New Year. Several of you may know me from my previous "Smokety Mc Smoke Smoke" posts, and others may know me from school, del.ici.ous, or flickr. In case you don't know, I attend architecture school, but I am not technically a design student. I am currently a first-year student in the Master of Environmental Design program at Yale School of Architecture. It's a small, unique, unorthodox program that prepares both practitioners and future academics with some solid, directed history/theory-based research from the ambit of an architecture school.
Excepting some of the PhD students who contribute posts, I very well could be one of the oldest students out there. If you look at my "profile" in the schoolblog section, you will not only notice my age, but you will see that I also have already completed a lot of school. Yet I am in the same boat as many of you out there, figuratively speaking. Architecture school is a wholly new, exciting, and at the same time exasperating and frustrating experience. Thus, although I am an MED student, I constantly interact with M.Arch's at Yale and at other schools, and their trials and tribulations inform my own educational experience.
So, why this blog? I wanted an outlet, a forum to document my own experiences at school. I also thought that as a non-design student, and as a person who traffics in the all-too-nebulous fields of architecture theory and history, I would be able contribute something different and unsual to this website. Furthermore, I want to introduce you to my specific program and to life in architecture school as a "researcher." So drop me a line when you get the chance. I promise to write back.
More posts will be upcoming, and with pictures as well (I would post something right now, but I am not on my computer). Every type of bloggy project I've ever been involved in turns out different -- but this one is particularly exciting to me.
Oh, and one more thing. I had another alterego on Archinect. I was also Spelling Bee Champion. But alas, I've dropped that thread and pseudonym and advanced to better things.
So, until next time ....