we're about to have our first crit. i've burned through the past week working on the "model space" project. i like it, i'm not sure that it really deals with what they wanted us to deal with, but there's nothing like a crit to set you straight. we started with a pre-designed "site", the large construction of mdf boards, and then had to manipulate it and build around with using a fixed budget of mdf, masonite, and bass wood. it's been amazing watching the projects develop. everyone's approaching it a different way. it's been fun, now on to five hours of sitting and listening.