Sep '06 - Dec '09
I’m currently trying to cover all bases at the moment to provide myself with as many open doors as possible. I’m approaching my final year and I know it will be the most difficult but most rewarding year here at Hampton. We are required to have an internship during the summer prior to entering thesis but I was a victim of the recession, my ‘ship’ ran out of gas and I was laid off. I needed to get away from design and clear my head. Luckily I live near a beach so getting away was not that hard and a little beach v-ball and surf really did the job.
After my brief hiatus it was time to figure out a plan. So now I’m preparing a grad school portfolio that I didn’t think I would need, sent out sample portfolios to local firms, and catching up on thesis reading material.
I’m now seriously looking into Grad school to maximize my options next May. I have narrowed my schools to UVA to work with John Quale and Auburn to work with D.K. Ruth. I like the direction both schools are moving towards and after speaking to a couple of faculty members I believe both schools would be the best fit for me. Archinect’s portfolio guide provided much needed info at the perfect moment. Here are images of the sample portfolio I sent out to local firms. I customized the content of the portfolio based on the information I knew about the firm. I got the concept from z-card
You can see bigger images here.