Sep '06 - Nov '08
Thursday was a waste of time as far as actually going to school. I spent the night building models and working on drawings for our first review,but studio was quickly canceled with the majority of Houston evacuating due to the hurricane.
Since I am teaching undergrad studio, I had to make an executive decision about canceling as well (which I did). The majority of my students commute and wouldn't have been there anyhow. So, I was hoping to show some of the initial ideas of our studio in addition to the work my undergraduates have been doing, but that'll have to wait until the storm passes.
Thursday was spent at long lines at the grocery store buying the essentials. I am camping out with a few Architecture friends in an apartment here in the city-tape is one the windows and we're about to board them up. Luckily, we made it out today to get a good breakfast before the tropical storms make their way. I think we'll be safe.
The majority of Houston is staying put which is directly opposite of what happened 3 years ago with hurricane Rita when all of Houston got stuck out on the highways(and we have many of them) only to have the hurricane not even dump rain on us-barely a drip.
If you can imagine what an Architecture school evacuation looks like, it is pretty interesting. The College of Architecture at UH has studios that wrap around a 4 floor atrium allowing views to every studio on every floor. So, it is quite a site when hundreds of Architecture students are clearing their lockers carrying computers, printers, mayline bars, etc..I have been on the 4th floor the entire time, so I just grabbed my laptop and left everything else.
Okay, so that's all for now. We'll see how it goes. I think it is suppose to be a category 3 by the time it hits Houston.