Oct '13 - Mar '14
My split identity: Jane Jacobs + le Corbusier
So, lately it seems that people from both my architecture and planning lives are interested in what's happening on the other side. Given the many questions I've received lately on my foray into simultaneous dual degree land, I thought it might be useful to do a little Q & A with myself (which I hope is not too presumptuous)...
Why get an M.Arch and MCP?
I always suspected I didn't want to be an architect in the traditional sense, and my work experience confirmed that. Yet here I am in architecture school, and while I don't want to be a city planner either, I realized that maybe expanding into the planning realm could get me a little closer to what I might want to do in the future. I'm not sure exactly what that is, but it somehow exists in the space between architecture and planning; thinking and working at multiple scales, designing systems that respond to broad problems and issues, and trying to understand how something as complex as a city or region really works....
A window into MIT's M.Arch program and other goings-on in the Boston architectural community from the perspective of an incoming student.