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    Polite introductions.

    Micah McKelvey Sep 10 '09 12

    So now I take the reigns.

    I suppose I'll begin by introducing myself. I'm a third year student in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Kent State University. I'm in the Honors College here as well as devoting some of my time to our student organizations > AIAS, CASU, and t r a c e. T r a c e [which I co-edited last year and edit this year] is a bi-semester journal independently produced to compile thoughts, concerns, events, personalities, and viewpoints amongst design-minded members of the greater college community. This is a big part of what I do here so surely more on that later. I came to Kent because it seemed most in line with what I wanted from an architecture program while being contained within the boundaries of the state of Ohio. This was because I perceived in-state schools to be the only option available for cost-effective under graduate education. (I later found this to be untrue...) My plan is to get a different perspective in grad school by selecting a program elsewhere (where price is no factor).

    BUT Kent is still a great school. Most important being that relevant design philosophies and perspectives are present in our faculty and teachings. The majority of my qualms with the program seem to stem from logistical problems such as (assumed?) underfunding, studio locations, facilities, services, etc. If you read Jake's blog before, you may know to what I refer; but all these things I'm sure will be addressed in following posts.

    Also, I will be traveling to Italy this spring as part of the CAED's semester-long study abroad program at Kent's facility, the Palazzo dei Cerchi, in Florence. This was a big selling point for me, distinguishing Kent from other Ohio schools, so I'm excited to document that experience here on Archinect.

    In closing, an image of the third year studio space. >>>

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    • 12 Comments

    • jacob
      Sep 10, 09 5:31 pm

      You made it.

      wohoo.

      "I came to Kent because it seemed most in line with what I wanted from an architecture program while being contained within the boundaries of the state of Ohio. ... My plan is to get a different perspective in grad school by selecting a program elsewhere."

      truth.

      although, at least in my experience, price is always a factor


      (but not necessarily the only factor...)

      rza
      Sep 10, 09 7:35 pm

      Well would you look at those cubicles!

      Danny WillsDanny Wills
      Sep 10, 09 9:11 pm

      woohoo. way to carry on the blog. i should probably get around to updating mine..

      Nam HendersonNam Henderson
      Sep 10, 09 9:44 pm

      I was going to say something about the cubicles too. Reminds me of my office.

      Christoph Sch[o]nlein
      Sep 11, 09 12:27 am

      Micah,

      Can we talk some more about the acceptance/denial photo on Jake's blog? I'm foreseeing many a future nightmares...


      I'm also glad you chose a picture of me diligently photoshopping LOOP 1. Next on the list is LIZ. We'll discuss this soon.

      Adios.

      jacob
      Sep 11, 09 2:29 am

      apparently this thread has been overrun by Kent-ers. Who knew such a school would have such an odd presence in the digital age...

      Chris, I only know you by the name on the Arch.Hist.3 roster...

      To all: If you're interested in Penn / Philly, drop a line. I'm here for a/the year.

      Also; Don't have nightmares. Things happen. Things work out.

      re: everybody.

      Micah McKelveyMicah McKelvey
      Sep 13, 09 1:52 am

      cubicles indeed. yet they work quite well. but my thoughts on this may have something to do with the experience of the first and second year studios.

      jake, my hope is it won't be...can't be. at least not in a negative way.

      chris, over cocktails perhaps?

      Brendan
      Sep 14, 09 12:22 am

      its looks so... clean.

      Christoph Sch[o]nlein
      Sep 16, 09 1:31 pm

      I'm really tempted to say over shirley temples or appletinis but I think I'll have to refrain.

      And Jake, eventually I'd like to chat with you about the CUDC from a student's perspective and about the route your taking compared to your prior classmates...

      Paul Adair
      Sep 25, 09 1:41 am

      Chris is now post Vieyra in this pic. muahaha I can't quite replicate the laugh through typing

      jacob
      Sep 26, 09 5:38 pm

      Sure thing Chris. Drop me a line sometime.

      cheridrury0
      Jan 3, 10 12:43 pm

      It is one of the best university to study architecture in UK. There are lots of great facilities in there.
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