We're designing places to meditate in the park we've been analyzing, and my studio partner (who's also my roommate, and it's a miracle we haven't killed each other yet) and I are using a system of screens to separate program. This leads to tedious hours of cutting the tiniest strips of basswood imaginable and gluing them together with tweezers. All in all, extremely frustrating, but the effect is awesome.
I invented a new way to build site models with strange topography lines (like a steep, irregular hill). You cut out planes according to the topography lines on the site plan, and then you use some kind of interstitial material to float these planes on top of each other the correct distance away to be true to whatever scale you're using. People keep telling me that I did not invent this method, and it much have been around before my time, but I'm looking for some hard evidence on this.
As for my only non-studio care in the world, I got an A on my first Calculus II test. Word.