Summer came, and summer went. In a flash. One of those flashes that burn your retinas leaving you with your arms flailing, head dizzy, and eyes attempting to regain any sense of orientation. It was the first summer in New York, and with an architectural education, that means it was my first time to see and enjoy the city. But boy did it go fast.. I feel like yesterday I was setting up for the end of the year show.
And thus, dear readers, is why I bring you my updates at such a slow pace. I thought time was moving faster than it really was.. (and I was a little lazy..)
This is going to be a sort of pecha-kucha, blog style. A lot has been happening this summer and it has to be squeezed into one entry. Plus, those new bloggers will be coming soon and I wanted to jump in before they (hopefully) fill it up with posts.
(images from the Cooper website)
The end of the school year came fast, the reviews were great. Too bad they coincided with me having to finish my projects.. but I made time for both. The end of the year show was a success (success meaning we finished pinning everything up a few hours before the show opening).. and well worth the 2 weeks of effort by the staff and students. The fourth year rooms were even themed, with Lebbeus Woods' room a dark, apocalyptic matrix and Diane Lewis' a haven for basswood fetishists (see above second photo).
My projects ended off pleasantly well. Actually, to tell the truth, my thoughts were in other places, like..
Photo I and Descriptive Geometry. Which ruled.
The New Cooper Academic Building by Morphosis is well on it's way to being finished. The sweet panels are up, and it's beginning to cover up its columns slanted on two different axes. More photos from our class adventures inside, here.
Moved into a new apartment..
Saw the amazing Bucky Fuller exhibit at the Whitney, the not-so-hot Public Farm 1 at PS1, the London Telectroscope, the Olafur waterfalls, and had the best steak of my life at Peter Luger (for free!).
This summer I'm working at Storefront for Art and Architecture. Amazing place, amazing people.. to say the least. My duties include photographing/photoshopping and bringing all the old newsletters into the digital webosphere for all to enjoy. Also, I've been in charge of most of the Re-Storefront Blog. You see, Storefront is going under major restoration this summer, as they bring back the famous Holl/Acconci facade to a presentable state once again. It's quite a learning experience being under all the construction day to day.
As well as working at Storefront, I've been employed by the Cooper Union Architecture Archives. An amazing place too.. all the exhibitions, publications, and student work documentation goes down at that place. I've been helping out with the general documentation of student work from the past year, and learning great model photography tips in the meantime.
And when none of that's happening, I've been busy with a lot of personal projects. I guess the work ethic won't slow down in the summer.
Whew.. well, in two weeks school will begin. It's not going to be the apocalypse as I foresaw. We got our schedules in the mail today and the line up looks pretty comforting..