Archinect - Princeton University (Matthew) 2014-11-28T02:16:32-05:00 http://archinect.com/blog/article/21453340/02-serendipity 02 - Serendipity Matthew 2009-10-31T23:32:00-04:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:18-04:00 <p>Since my last entry:<br><br> 1) The New England leaves have: changed colors from summer green to Princeton orange to autumnal brown.<br> 2) I have completed my mid-terms, phew!<br> 3) Jeffrey Kipnis and I have had three near run-ins at the school's entry.<br> 4) Two evenings have been interrupted by undergraduate choral groups (in the neighboring McCosh archway). <br> 5) I have spent $76.25 at Frist Campus center, primarily on coffee at Witherspoon's Cafe.<br> 6. Jacques Ranciere spoke on three separate evenings about the construction of modernity. (Council of Humanities event)<br> 7. I have seen Liz Diller five times, heard her speak three times, and watched her drink water two times.<br> 8. Drank 0 bottles of New Jersey Beer. Drank 12 bottles of Brooklyn Lager, partly to quench my thirst for my old stomping grounds.<br><br> A recent conversation with a non-architect friend engendered the following description of my experience at Princeton thus far: I love the macro, and, at times, find myself frustrated with the mi...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/21453270/01-finding-your-legs 01 - Finding Your Legs Matthew 2009-10-01T11:20:47-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>Greetings Archinect community; I'm finally, after some weeks of "finding my legs," getting around to the rhythms of this blog.<br><br> Briefly, a little exposition about how I ended up in Princeton, NJ. I grew up in Kentucky, went to school at the wonderful University of Kentucky (B.A. Architecture), and worked in Rotterdam/New York City for the past two years. I'm very connected to my hometown (Lexington), and I try to stay in touch with friends and family back home. Past experiences involve everything from exhibition design at the New Museum and the NAI, architectural projects around the country, and research on affordable housing/urban revitalization. I'll be completing the three year M.Arch and supplanting this core course work with a certificate in Urban Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School. <br><br> I'd like to, from the start, be transparent about my intentions for this forum. One of my interests, and frustrations, regards the culture of architectural education, and the role of identity in ...</p>