Archinect - Forum 2017-01-19T10:11:54-05:00 Working without RIBA/ARB SahLeBdour 2017-01-19T08:46:00-05:00 >2017-01-19T09:10:03-05:00 <p>So, I am a a british national working as an Architect overseas, I earned my B.Sc. in Architecture outside the UK and have been practicing overseas ever since, I'm thinking of relocating to the UK and continuing &nbsp;my profession in England, but it seems doubtful&nbsp;the ARB would accept my university credentials, even though I been wokring as a project architect in Dubai and Saudi arabia&nbsp;so I have a couple of question I'm hoping you'd help me out with:</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>1 - Can I practice architecture without registering with ARB/RIBA?</p><p>2 - If I do so, would my future work during this apprenticeship in the UK qualify as material I could use to register with ARB/RIBA?</p> I have a question on computer program used in us architecture firm danielha 2017-01-19T00:26:00-05:00 >2017-01-19T07:15:25-05:00 <p>hello,</p><p>I am an architecture student that is having internship in Korea.</p><p>Here Korean architects only use CAD for drawing plan, section and elevation, even there are more developed programs like Revit. There are complaining Revit cannot be practically used in the field.</p><p>So, I am being curious, what do you thing about it and what does the aspects of American firms.</p> looking for Rhino and Grasshopper tutorial in DVD Vendetta 2017-01-19T00:09:02-05:00 >2017-01-19T04:10:41-05:00 <p>I'm looking for Rhino and Grasshopper tutorial in DVD for an architect. I hope its different from free tutorials.<br>If you have any recommend</p><ul><li><p>RHINOCEROS MODELING TOOLS FOR DESIGNERS VERSION 5 670526003986 NEW SEALED &gt; $795.00 by Robert McNeel &amp; Associates<br><a href=";qid=1484792930&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=Robert+McNeel+%26+Associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">;qid=1484792930&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=Robert+McNeel+%26+Associates1</a><br>I'm not sure the content is out of date or not? and the price is very high</p></li><li><p>Learning Rhino 5 Training DVD - Tutorial Video&nbsp;<br><a href=";psc=1&amp;refRID=2PHYAE81C220D2HY3X1Z" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">;psc=1&amp;refRID=2PHYAE81C220D2HY3X1Z</a></p></li><li><p>Discounted Bundle - Rhino 5 Tutorial DVD - Over 26 hours of Training<br><a href=";psc=1&amp;refRID=XB6141Z3TJSKHH3ZHJMM" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">;psc=1&amp;refRID=XB6141Z3TJSKHH3ZHJMM</a></p></li><li><p>Advanced Rhino 5 Training Video<br><a href=";psc=1&amp;refRID=2EN4PKGW97X4CGV8X1CE" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p></li></ul> Architectural Internship in Norway for a North American Student Westcoaster 2017-01-18T18:55:30-05:00 >2017-01-18T20:32:35-05:00 <p>Hey there,</p><p>I'm currently an architecture student doing my second undergraduate degree (the first was in the social sciences), and our program incorporates a work term. I'm Canadian, though I have EU citizenship. I would love to do my placement at a firm in Norway&mdash;Bergen or maybe Oslo, and I'm wondering whether I would be considered. I would need to be paid since we have to pay tuition in Canada. English is my first language and I don't know Norwegian. My first degree is from UBC and I'm working on my second one at Dalhousie. I've also got a professional experience as a teacher and journalist (from Europe). Would love your input or alternative suggestions.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>-Westcoaster</p> How do I get a job? Superfluous Squirrel 2017-01-18T15:33:00-05:00 >2017-01-18T23:48:06-05:00 <p>I know, network...</p><p>I'm currently in the middle of a masters program in Washington D.C. &nbsp;I'm not sure how to find firms that do work I'm interested in and have values similar to mine. There are so many options in the area, I don't know how to narrow my search.&nbsp;</p><p>The jobs I have gotten before now I just applied to everything I could on every platform I could and took whatever job was offered. I felt a little under qualified with just a preprofessional degree in Arch and thankful that I could get a job at all. Surprisingly, this strategy didn't work out especially well, and I don't want to make the same mistake again.</p><p>So, how do I start my search? randomly calling firms? Google? &nbsp;Join AIAS?&nbsp;</p> Updating my portfolio - need help Myrissa Wolfe 2017-01-18T14:43:59-05:00 >2017-01-18T15:06:27-05:00 <p>I'm updating my portfolio to add the past 6 months of firm experience, however I'm a little lost on what kind of content I should put in. This is my first job out of college, so I have my academic work in my portfolio currently, but obviously want to show my professional experience now. The project I am on is in the construction admin phase, and I have been doing a lot of CAD work - mostly technical work, however I have had a few instances of design work. &nbsp;I am just curious what kind of content I should be adding? Sections? Plans? There are no renderings (aside from hand renders done by the principal), and a lot of my work has been preparing the CD's, permit work, and construction admin.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Advice on how to best showcase the skills I've acquired, and what &nbsp;a potential future employer might be interested in seeing. I am hoping to shift my career to a designer or rendering position, however none of the work I have done at my firm has related very much to either. Any advice or examples is...</p> Master program Portfolio - ITECH(Stuttgart)/CITA(KADK) sofia_styl 2017-01-18T08:12:17-05:00 >2017-01-18T08:12:17-05:00 <p>Hello,</p><p>I am applying for the master programs starting in October. &nbsp;They are both Masters in Architecture in the field of computational design. Is any of you familiar with these universities' expectations? Do you have any relevant portfolio accepted in these programs?</p><p>Any information is helpful!</p><p>Thanks,</p><p>Sofia</p> Architecture for better learning - Research scottyvalentine 2017-01-18T00:20:54-05:00 >2017-01-18T00:20:54-05:00 <p>Hello All,&nbsp;<br><br>I haven't posted on here since about 2009 but it was a great resource&nbsp;of eager&nbsp;brains back then so don't doubt it's still just as great.<br><br>I'm searching for case studies on Architecture for learning. &nbsp;In my research there seems to be a number of new schools that set out to achieve amazing results but to help sell the idea that designing a space can really change learning habits I am looking for something specific. &nbsp;I am looking for an example of a school that has problems with test scores, high drop-out rates and behavioral problems that decide to invest in school infrastructure as a tool to change all of these factors.<br><br>If you know some examples or if you know of research papers in this area that are commonly&nbsp;referred to, please let me know it would be very helpful.<br><br>Thanks.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Scott</p> Oh Henry! archanonymous 2017-01-17T23:51:55-05:00 >2017-01-18T22:48:48-05:00 <p>This shit is awesome:</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p> Wikihouse Thread techtonic 2017-01-17T16:02:42-05:00 >2017-01-18T12:22:11-05:00 <p>I have stumbled upon Alastair Parvin's (Architecture 00) work on the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wikihouse</a>&nbsp;platform and find the concept endlessly interesting. I think as we see more people contribute time, expertise and resources towards building the compendium of this open source knowledge, we will see greater adoption (hopefully). I think this is an excellent model for design build programs in schools and entities like habitat for humanity to connect with and develop. As well as firms and individuals. Is anyone here involved in development? I am very interested in contributing but have yet to do so. It seems like it has not really caught on in the US and I am wondering why?</p><p>Also, if Wikihouse hasn't been discussed on the archinect podcast, it really should be. I think this is more than prefab housing and more about democratizing the process of design. Decentralization and mass collaboration is the way forward in developing more equitable environments and I don't think its discussed enough in school or in the...</p> Clay render help required MusicFreakArchiGuy 2017-01-17T11:38:00-05:00 >2017-01-19T09:52:41-05:00 <p>I am using sketchup 2016 PRO - 64 bit and vray version 2.0. I'm trying to make clay renders like these.</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>Unfortunately, vray gives me very bright white colours. Can anyone help me in a perfect .visopt file?</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p> US citizen considering UK RIBA part 2 gradapps 2017-01-17T10:18:47-05:00 >2017-01-17T10:18:47-05:00 <p>Hello,</p><p>I have a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from an American University. I've&nbsp;applied to several MArch programs, including UCL's RIBA Part 2 program. I don't know yet if I've been admitted, but in the mean time, I'm trying to learn more about licensure reciprocity between the US and UK. I know that NCARB does not have a reciprocity agreement with the UK (like they do with Canada or Mexico), and that&nbsp;MArch degrees from the UK&nbsp;are evaluated on an individual basis. I know that I can continue to earn AXP hours from an international internship under the&nbsp;O setting. &nbsp;I'm not sure if I would&nbsp;remain in the UK to pursue RIBA licensure&nbsp;after completing my degree or return to the US. I'm hoping to talk to someone who has moved professionally or academically between the US an UK and learn more about the process and options available.</p><p>Thanks</p> Why projected sizing is important in determining the size of the lot? ickanela 2017-01-17T04:55:51-05:00 >2017-01-17T12:39:57-05:00 <p>Hi I'm doing my thesis about Public Market... When choosing a site, of course, there's a lot of things that we need to considered and one of that is the size.</p><p><em>Is 10,000 sqm. or 12,000 sq.m too small for public market?</em> I asked my professor about it and he suggest that I should do/study <strong>projected sizing</strong>.</p><p>Does it has to do with the numbers of people that's going to use market? Can someone explain further that to me???</p> does anybody know what kind of dope herzog and de meuron be smoking? 357951 2017-01-16T20:58:43-05:00 >2017-01-17T01:25:40-05:00 <p>it be would quite helpful if that info were made public. thank you.</p> does anybody have a pdf of S,M,L,XL? 357951 2017-01-16T20:41:41-05:00 >2017-01-17T10:08:00-05:00 <p>if you do please pm a link. I'll buy a copy when I get a job if trump doesn't fuck up the economy by the time I graduate. danke.</p> for yale applicant : is there anyone who can see status change? applicant17 2017-01-15T14:08:00-05:00 >2017-01-17T13:05:25-05:00 <p>my application turned on an option to upload my final and official transcripts.</p><p>Is there anyone else who sees the similar things to mine?</p><p>I want to know whether I should upload them now or wait for request from yale via email.</p><p>any feedback please!</p> offseting year income to hour income ahmad4343 2017-01-15T11:26:19-05:00 >2017-01-16T08:41:42-05:00 <p>Hi, I want to ask if someone is getting 50,000 $ per year&nbsp; , how I can translate that to per hour and same goes to 60,0000 $ ?</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p><p>What should intern 1 and intern 2 and Intern 3 should take per hour in city like Boston ? I need advice as soon as possible.</p><p>How I can calculate net salary per hour instead of gross (Eliminating taxes ) ?</p> PhD Program in Japan tolgakonuk 2017-01-14T10:47:00-05:00 >2017-01-16T06:33:35-05:00 <p>Hi everyone</p><p>I am trying to finish my, Restorastion and conversion of historical Architecture, master degree &nbsp;program (I am not sure about the main title but it is the main objective) and I have been thinking to learn Japanies architecture. Is there any Ph.D program for my title? Where to search, how can I apply or is there any foundation for academicians? Or is there any&nbsp;establishment like ICOMOS in Japan?&nbsp;</p> Basic question about hiring an architect shawarma 2017-01-14T01:57:00-05:00 >2017-01-15T13:10:47-05:00 <p>Hello!</p><p>I am not sure if this is the right forum to ask but I am looking for info on hiring an architect and since this is a forum filled with architects, I figured I would give it a shot. Apologies up front for the newbie nature of this post.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>My wife and I are planning on buying a home and we would like to buy something that has a good structure but needs some I interior updating. We are looking st buying a place between 1600 and 2000 sqft and would have between 100k to renovate. We are looking at spending between 300k and 350k for a place and would want to live in it for as long as possible afterwards. We would obviously not be looking at doing any additions or anything too crazy. My questions are are the following:</p><p>1) is a project this size worth getting an architect involved or is this budget too small and will we just be wasting his/her time?</p><p>2) If it is feasible to get an architect involved, what is the best way to identity someone that could be suitable? Most of the architects in...</p> Undergrad Portfolio Advice paulgermaine 2017-01-13T22:19:00-05:00 >2017-01-14T00:17:42-05:00 <p>Hello everyone,</p><p>I'm a third year architecture student preparing my portfolio for employment and eventually grad school. Im looking for some constructive advice that pertains to either. Some other information:</p><p>Graduate Programs of Interest: MIT, Harvard GSD, Yale SoA, TU Delft, AA, UCLA.</p><p>Thanks!</p><p><a href=";utm_campaign=Transactional&amp;utm_medium=email" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">;utm_campaign=Transactional&amp;utm_medium=email</a></p> Architectural Design Studio Adventurer 2017-01-13T19:15:00-05:00 >2017-01-15T10:28:07-05:00 <p>I'm studying architecture at a university in Australia, at Masters level (a professional accreditation degree course). To Americans, this may be a little different in pedagogical terms. Given my hearing disability (which I will not go into details as I'm too shy and would try to be as anonymous as possible), as per my counselor's advice, as is common to most hard-of-hearing students, I lack access to tonal, auditory information. As a result, I tend to 'over-analyse' but as per this counselor's advice, I shouldn't avoid over-analysing, as it is a good compensation for the lack of information thereof, when reading transcripts of each tutorial conversation, lecture and as well, studio handouts. My reading comprehension, whenever I read architectural theories written, for example, by Kenneth Frampton and Anthony Vidler, could be different in that, as per this counselor's advice, I tend to read very rigidly, in the sense of being accurate, and 'deeply', as different from normal-hearing p...</p> Augmented Reality (AR) vs. Paper Blueprints Sam Singer 2017-01-12T20:04:00-05:00 >2017-01-17T18:48:25-05:00 <p>Does anybody think that one day paper blueprints will be completely obsolete. I know that AR tech is still in its infancy, but one day I'm sure there is going to be AR safety glasses (billion dollar idea right there.)&nbsp;</p><p>How long do you think before they're no more?</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>I'm mostly curious because I work at a reprographics shop and I'm also really into VR/AR. My boss is pretty old and I showed him AR and blew his mind. We're coming up with a business plan in case all goes to crap in the next 10-20 years.</p> meddlesome inspector JeromeS 2017-01-12T14:23:44-05:00 >2017-01-16T17:00:07-05:00 <p>Working on a single family residence in a NJ shore town.&nbsp; We hired a structural engineer, to handle the framing and associated elements.&nbsp; There is a full compliment of details for hold downs &amp; anchors that you would typically expect to see for wind design and this project type.</p><p>Before the holiday, the inspector issued a stop-work, because he didn't like the way the sheathing was installed.&nbsp; The sheathing was installed in accord with the engineers details, as shown.&nbsp; Specifically, he doesn't like that the plywood is seamed at the wall plate.&nbsp; I called him, he started talking to me about the fact that we can't generate enough uplift or shear capacity, blah, blah, blah.&nbsp; I had my engineer write a letter to clarify his design.</p><p>Despite the letter, the Inspector, while nice and complimentary, is asking for metal straps to be installed over the plywood at 32" oc.&nbsp; Sound like a simple compromise, right?&nbsp; just do it, you say- and the owner very well may.&nbsp;</p><p>IMO- Its arbitrary and capricious.&nbsp; It ...</p> Moving assets shellarchitect 2017-01-12T12:30:12-05:00 >2017-01-12T13:57:41-05:00 <p>I've been picking up a couple side projects lately, most recently the client is a high profile &nbsp;lawyer in the area. &nbsp;I recall some talk of not using insurance and instead coming assets to either your wife's name or to a trust. &nbsp;Anyone ever actually do something like that?&nbsp;</p><p>My only asset of any real value is my house, since I'm refinancing I have to opportunity to re-title our house if need be.</p> Graduate Certificate or Summer School Program heye.patricial 2017-01-12T12:24:00-05:00 >2017-01-12T13:11:39-05:00 <p>I am a working professional designer (almost a licensed architect) with my BArch in the US who is going to quit my job in San Francisco and move to Seattle. In between the move, my husband and I are going to take a few (3-4) months off and go to Europe. I am interested in doing an online graduate certificate program or a summer school / short course program during that time. For the short course, I am looking for something 2-4 weeks long that is a seminar in something related to architecture. It can be located in any country, but preferable in English. &nbsp;Does anyone have any suggestions of a program like this?</p><p>Alternatively, a 3-4 month (or slightly longer) online graduate certificate program (not a full masters) that I could do while I was travelling would also be a great option. Does anyone have any suggestions of a program like this?</p><p>Any help or suggestions would be most appreciated! Thanks!</p> Master of Architecture Program mistermarkevantonio 2017-01-12T12:01:00-05:00 >2017-01-14T22:42:33-05:00 <p>Education Background:</p><ul><li>Top 100 University in U.S.</li><li>Majoring in BA in Environmental Design; Minoring in Architecture &amp; Arts</li><li>GPA: 2.6</li><li>GRE: 282</li></ul><p>Work Experience:</p><ul><li>Selected Group Exhibition: Exhibitor (1 Semester)</li><li>Related Experience: 9 Months (Research Internship &amp; Archive Internship)</li><li>Other Experience: 4+ Months</li></ul><p>Desired Institutions:</p><ol><li>Syrcause-MArch</li><li>SUNY ESF-MLA</li><li>Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute-MArch</li><li>University of Hartford-MArch</li><li>UConn-MLA</li><li>UMass Amherst-MArch/MLA</li><li>Northeastern-MArch</li><li>MassArt-MArch</li><li>Boston Architectural College-MArch/MLA</li></ol><p>Anyone who suggests me my chances of getting accepted to any of the above school. Thanks.&nbsp;</p> Undergraduate GPA and acceptance to grad school mbk2991 2017-01-12T00:14:21-05:00 >2017-01-12T11:10:42-05:00 <p>My GPA in undergrad was 3.1, which is above the minimum threshold of 3.0 for most graduate &nbsp;schools. However, I know it's not spectacular. It is mostly due to poor grades in my freshman and sophomore years. My junior and senior years averaged around 3.4-3.5. &nbsp;I am applying to Virginia Tech, University of Texas at Austin, Ohio State University, and University of Washington (in addition to a couple less selective schools as backups).</p><p>Assuming my portfolio, essays, and letters of recommendations are all sufficient, is my GPA low enough that I should provide some supplemental information to the schools to address it and explain why I don't think GPA is an accurate representation of my skills, etc. or should I just not say anything? I have heard that GPA should &nbsp;be acknowledged if it is unreasonably low, but I am unsure if 3.1, being &nbsp;still above the minimum, needs an explanation.</p><p>my GRE is decent, 155/155/4.5.</p><p>Any advice is appreciated!</p> Need Chicago massing 3D models sin2635 2017-01-11T23:09:00-05:00 >2017-01-12T03:32:39-05:00 <p>Hello<br>Can someone please share a 3D massing file of downtown Chicago? I am a student and I need the massing model for my thesis. If someone could share a 3D SketchUp&nbsp;massing models, I would be really happy as it would save me some time. I've been going to Chicago GIS website and seems like there's no info of the building heights. It would drive me crazy to count floor by floor to extrude the building from the footprints. I know many firms have developed projects in Chicago area and was hoping someone would be kind enough to send me a decent dwg or other CAD format to use as a base map. This is in no way going to be used for commercial purposes, just for my own academic investigation.</p><p>My email: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><br>&nbsp;</p> Thesis Sizing ickanela 2017-01-11T22:33:00-05:00 >2017-01-11T22:33:01-05:00 <p>Hi I'm doing my thesis about Public Market... When choosing a site, of course, there's a lot of things that we need to considered and one of that is the size.</p><p>Is 10,000 sqm. or 12,000 sq.m too small for public market? I asked my professor about it and he suggest that I should study projected sizing.</p><p>Does it has to do with the numbers of people that's going to use market? Can someone explain further that to me???</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Here is my previous thread about Pubic Market:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> Nice architectural webseries vtretiak 2017-01-11T19:49:00-05:00 >2017-01-12T03:56:50-05:00 <p>I stumbled accross a nice little webseries from Quebec architect Pierre Thibault which I thought some of you may like. It's in french but with english subs.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>/</p><p>I recommend Episode 2: Habiter la Nature -- very nice (and possibly very rosy) overview of working with clients.</p>