Sep '06 - Nov '08
I have neglected to update this blog and I commend those who were able to in the midst of crazy studio deadlines. Tomorrow is our final review of the work we've done for the Steel Museum competition for Pittsburgh. It will be a "walk through" review open to the school in addition to specific reviewers who will come and speak with us individually about our work.
Also, I was asked if I was interested in finishing my thesis year (next year) at the College of Applied Arts in Vienna. Of course, I said yes. I'll be in
Wolf D. Prix's studio. The program begins in October, so my wife and I will be headed off early September. I really appreciated the exposure I got to architecture being new to it out of undergrad, and am very pleased that I'll be able to gain further insight in Vienna and Europe from the architects and designers that will be guiding me.
Here is the work I'll be presenting tomorrow. Because it was a competition, we weren't required to build a physical model. I felt a little weird about not making one because I have been so conditioned to actually "making architecture" as opposed to producing images in a computer. However, I did learn a lot about 3d Studio Max as it was my first time to use lighting to create the images I did. I'm interested in picking up some new programs that might work differently. Maybe a summer project.
This summer I'll be helping out with the Summer Discovery at our College for high school students along with working with the two architects in town I have helped. It look likes we're going to do a small site investigation for some housing along with designing a new studio space with live work space to lease as well, and a little project photography. Should be fun.
Okay I must go, my wife is asking me to come open the wine.