Archinect - Nightmare job 2014-04-16T15:53:32-04:00 face to face.....time to go ohhh_architecture 2013-07-13T00:55:39-04:00 >2014-03-04T21:00:50-05:00 <p> Before I get into my main encounter with wonderful starchitect, there were some other pleasant things about this experience.&nbsp; My first 2-3 cube mates were great.&nbsp; There was a young guy a few years older than me who was serious and very focused on his job, but always made time and encouraged my exploration and learning more about Revit, which was reluctantly being eased into the office work flow since Rhino was the main design tool. I had basic prior working knowledge of Revit, but was starting to focus on learning the nuts and bolts of family creating/editing, dynamic curtain paneling stuff, with this cube mate&rsquo;s encouragement.&nbsp; My other cube mate was a bit younger, more passive, quiet, but very nice, good listener and was great about helping with Photoshop or showing me what I could help with and do to assist with making study models or assisting the other professional in-house modelers.&nbsp; He provided a lot of insight into the dynamics of both the office and some of the PM's.&nbsp; I'm...</p> The Handoff - The Bug Eyed One ohhh_architecture 2013-06-26T23:37:24-04:00 >2013-07-03T12:37:27-04:00 <p> After my first 1/2 day tour, meet and greets and some IT setup and what not, I am handed off to my first PM(soon to be promoted to principal, which is surprising since he is only a year or so younger than me). &nbsp;First impression and thoughts were, "ok, this could be good". &nbsp;A fairly young person who could act as my stepping stone as I segued from some of my prior internship and recent grad school experiences to the world of uber architectural projects.</p> <p> Right away, I was introduced to a project competition that could easily be over a several hundred million dollar budget (this is only a guess since my prior few project experiences were only up to $30 million). &nbsp;This project had the works, super movie renders, a kick ass model, and beautiful presentation boards and a very thick book....a book for a competition is crazy. &nbsp;I was drooling,...they had me hook line and sinker. &nbsp;=) &nbsp;Even now, in hindsight, it was good stuff. &nbsp;From the get go, I was working 10-12 hr days even though I was...</p> Got that dream Job! careful what you wish for ohhh_architecture 2013-06-19T12:17:09-04:00 >2013-07-08T11:06:04-04:00 <p> These post at this time are intended to reflect on experiences, and hopefully gain some insight after thinking out loud....been internalizing it way too long.</p> <p> A few stats of the state of things before this job:</p> <p> 1. Bachelor of Design (in and out of school to help family stuff-not quite jerry springer level- but got it done...summa cum laude)</p> <p> 2. M.Arch (sprinted through it, was just married, also b/o opportunity cost associated with student living vs earning an income....etc., also trying to catch up b/o of my age vs my peers who maybe had a "normal" school trajectory and were able to start gaining experience at younger age.....lets just say I'm about 5 years behind....see #1...finished 6 months early 3.9gpa, taking as much as 21 grad credits in a semester and also a summer international design studio to consolidate the semesters as much as possible )</p> <p> 3. interned for 2.5 yrs at a small firm between B.A. and M.Arch. and finished a lot of IDP.</p> <p> Then through the rabbit hole:</p> <p> ...</p>