Sep '06 - Aug '08
Okay, it appears that this semester we will be focusing on urban design. This works out great for me due to my love of Detroit, or any city for that matter. The city is really where it's at. It's the heart of it all. We will be designing urban lofts somewhere in the city (I wasn't given the site yet). Actually, this is all the detail I have been given on the project so far. It will be explained in more detail later. Though I'm not crazy about all the lofts that have been popping up here lately, perhaps this will be an opportunity for me to apply some of my own ideas to the cultural craze that is the loft. On another note, I'm rather underwhelmed with the quality of lectures offered at my school this semester. In the past, we have had some great presentations from Lot-ek and Syd Mead and even some great alumni presentations. This semester, the lineup includes an architecture critic from the Chicago Tribune, a furniture designer from Toronto, and an Architect from San Fran. Though all of these have the potential to be great lectures, they just don't do it for me. And the sad part is, every semester there are sheets posted asking for student opinions on guest speakers, and I fill them out all the time, and never once have I gotten one of my suggestions. If anyone knows of any good (read: free) lectures on architecture in the metro-detroit area, please fill me in!