Archinect - University of Houston (T. Hoang) 2014-07-29T07:15:03-04:00 http://archinect.com/blog/article/21453351/not-really-an-update Not really an update. Tom 2009-11-04T09:42:35-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>For some reason, I thought I'd have enough time to blog about my first semester experiences. This is not the case.</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/21453256/phew Phew! Tom 2009-09-25T21:37:30-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>I apologize for not posting as often as I'd like, but wow, what an intense month thus far. So yesterday marks a month of the program and I'm still here. That's a good sign because people are starting to drop and I don't plan on being one of them. Supposedly, I have one of the toughest freshman instructors. I can see why he has that reputation, but even though it's been non-stop with the projects, he's really into making his students the best. You have to respect that. Being older, I find it entertaining watching my younger classmates thinking it's some form of torture.<br><br> As for the projects so far, it's been a series of 2D projects studying relationships between shapes and space, there have been color projects, and we're now starting to move into 3D. I'll try to post some when I get a chance. All in all, it seems to me they're just trying to get us to perfect our craft skills and having us learn the process before we move into bigger things. I'm looking forward to it.<br><br> Here ...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/21453175/first-look-out-from-the-new-place First look out from the new place. Tom 2009-08-17T16:10:57-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>Greetings everyone. My name is Tom and I'm a returning student about to start my first year at the Gerald D. Hines school of architecture (University of Houston). I just moved into the new lofts they built on campus. My loft actually over looks the architecture building and downtown Houston, TX. Honestly, I'm not too particularly fond of UofH's architecture building. That's just my personal design opinion, but I hear good things about the program. I am a little nervous and curious about what I'm getting myself into, but mostly excited. It's been a while since I've been back to school. These past few years have consisted of me exploring my career options. I've been working ever since I took a "break" and returned to school last August. Fortunately, I was able to remember some childhood dreams and came back. Hopefully, you all don't delay what's important to you. Wish me good fortune and I'll return the favor.<br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_View.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br> View of the UofH architecture school and downtown Houston, Texas.</p>