Archinect - Forum 2017-03-26T07:25:32-04:00 How can I use the concept of form vs function (form follows function) in a teaching building? whoknowsme 2017-03-26T07:19:43-04:00 >2017-03-26T07:19:43-04:00 <p>how can I use this term when talking about a teaching space?</p> Information about Aarhus school of architecture muhammadtidaralbarkah 2017-03-25T19:34:00-04:00 >2017-03-25T19:34:37-04:00 <p>hi everyone,</p><p>i want to take master degree in denmark, maybe in aarhus or cph. but i think aarhus school of architecture is great because their approach in design. but i still need any information and advice to take master in aarhus</p><p>are there who is/was studying in aarhus school of architecture school? can you give me any advice and information about the school? thank you</p> Anyone knows about SCI ARC M.A. Fiction and Entertainment? zeall 2017-03-25T09:13:12-04:00 >2017-03-25T09:13:28-04:00 <p>Hi, everyone. Im going to graduate from college this year and quite interesting in M.A. Fiction and Entertainment in SCI ARC.</p><p>Description about the program online:&nbsp;</p><p><em>In SCI-Arc&rsquo;s Master of Arts in Fiction and Entertainment one-year program, students work with world-renowned professionals in the worlds of film, fiction, animation, marketing, games, and documentary making to build new forms of architectural practice.&nbsp;</em></p><p>As I know, this is a very new program. Someone knows more about the program? what do they actually teach?</p> P1SK+TP2 INT L.SKY P1 T.PS+SK.O BOT 0 + BP2 andrea_sanch 2017-03-24T15:36:00-04:00 >2017-03-24T17:52:14-04:00 <p>A pair is suspended by a parallel mount of white shells, a white framework that encircles a flock of dashed, green, red and blue diagonals. Each pair host its own chaotic flock of verticals and horizontals naming every intersection of vertices with a cipher, the crest of each vertex reads: BOT 0 + BP2 , P1SK+TP2&nbsp; , INT L.SKY P1 &hellip; an infinite field of codes. Their meaning remains unknown to me. My only clues parade in the left corner of pair left and the right corner of pair right; left revels a water mark: <em>Stathmore 400 Bristol</em>. Right spells <em>Preston Scott Cohen 1993. </em>Left Pair stands considerably less saturated than Right Pair; nevertheless, they both array their verticals with equal elegance and pride. Their velvet white paper appears etched by hand made lines, each line with its purpose, each line with a direction. The blues face west and east as the reds face north and south. The pencil verticals don&rsquo;t face, they direct. The pencil dashes shape the depth of each pair; they blend ...</p> USC or University of Maryland M. Arch 3+ help. people 2017-03-24T11:45:00-04:00 >2017-03-24T16:58:43-04:00 <p>I have admitted both schools, USC and UM. USC BArch seems to have a good reputation due to Pritzker Prize Laureates. I don't know about&nbsp;USC school and&nbsp;I wonder if there is a huge gap between them.&nbsp;</p><p>In moneywise, tuition of USC is higher per semester&nbsp;while 0.5 year less. after scholarship from USC,&nbsp;both tuition subtotals&nbsp;are close to 90K.</p><p>1. USC<br>MArch 3 /&nbsp;6 semesters&nbsp;(17-18credits per semester/ total 102)<br>+ $21000/yr scholarship renewable&nbsp;..idk if it's easy to maintain..<br>tuition&nbsp;$53000, after scholarship $32000</p><p>2. University of Maryland College Park<br>MArch B / 7 semesters (15credits per semester/ total 105)<br>no $, instate tuition $26000</p><p>I emailed&nbsp;to&nbsp;make an appointment with USC to visit prior to&nbsp;decision deadline.. It was luck to hear from them yet.. I live in MD. My family live in both states, so I&nbsp;could&nbsp;get a&nbsp;little help&nbsp;even if I move to CA. I applied to US grad school after over 10yr&nbsp;from my college graduation oversea. Going to Grad school is&nbsp;a&nbsp;big decision for me. please help.</p><p>A...</p> advice on cover letter Jose J Pullutasig 2017-03-24T10:51:05-04:00 >2017-03-24T14:05:44-04:00 <p>hints for a good cover letter will be much appreciated.</p><p>This is what I have so far:<br>-genuinely say something nice about the practice<br>-respond to the ad with relevant information ie. experience, skills etc<br>-persuade them to hire me by explaining my current research and the relevance to their practice<br>-thank them and hope for the best</p><p>thanks.</p> Pratt MSA or Sci-arch March2 abcqiyue 2017-03-24T10:30:00-04:00 >2017-03-24T17:57:14-04:00 <p>I am an international student. And I am accepted by Pratt and Sci-arch.&nbsp;</p><p>But I am not sure about where I should go. I like New York and I think Pratt and New York could give me more opportunities. I like art school and the atmosphere in Pratt School. But I only need attend one year in Pratt and I am afraid it is too short. But this program is stem . So I could get more chances to find jobs.&nbsp;</p><p>And other people told me if I choose to Sci-arch March2, I would be more tired at Sci-arch. &nbsp;And where those students who graduate from SCI-Arch find their jobs? Are they both go to architecture firms? Or they make efforts to other area like games, movies?</p> Which Underpinning? marshallarchitects 2017-03-24T08:51:18-04:00 >2017-03-24T11:22:57-04:00 <p>I'm a student. We received this project where an existing building has poor foundation. We are tasked to design a new building that'll sit snug against the existing. The new building will have a basement that'll basically sit next to the old foundation, a retaining wall. The new building will have multiple stories. The first floor of the new building and the ground floor of the existing will join. The existing building needs underpinning.Which type should I use that'll be successful next to the wall of the new building.</p> Do we really need windows in residential construction? Martin Holmes 2017-03-23T22:35:00-04:00 >2017-03-25T09:43:39-04:00 <p>Hello forum,</p><p>Apart from safety issues (exit in bedrooms, etc.), do we need windows in residential construction. The traditional window adds cost, complexity, and maintenance issues in residential construction as well as being an inefficient heat/cold/noise insulator. I am working on a design in a desert climate and would like to eliminate most of the traditional windows. At this stage I am looking at solar tubing for natural lighting and OLED screens to provide a traditional "view". One of the criteria for the building is a carbon neutral footprint after construction and windows seem a place where gains may be experienced.</p><p>Does anyone have any thoughts or experience with such concepts.</p><p>Thank you for your time.</p><p>Martin</p> IAAC Student Loans from Canada daMoose 2017-03-23T19:33:00-04:00 >2017-03-24T07:39:03-04:00 <p>Has anyone been to IAAC from Canada? Trying to figure out student loan options... Government student loans will not designate the school for qualification. Are there bank options?&nbsp;</p> baroque church elements pezza 2017-03-23T18:06:00-04:00 >2017-03-24T03:00:59-04:00 <p>does anybody knows if &nbsp;these elements is called somehow?</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>thanks!</p> MLA I programs- RISD/ U Oregon/ Cal Poly Pomona kaymurgs 2017-03-23T15:03:00-04:00 >2017-03-25T15:18:13-04:00 <p>Hi everyone!</p><p>I have been admitted to the MLA I program at RISD, U Oregon and Cal Poly Pomona. I was of course leaning towards RISD, but the tuition seems to just be too much. I am from the east coast and am not very familiar with the programs at oregon and cal poly. Can anyone offer advice? I have heard from a couple of people that CPP's MLA program focuses primarily on large-scale, planning work. Has anyone found that to be true?&nbsp;</p><p>Thanks so much!</p><p>-K</p> Exterior Stair as Accessible Means of Egress Code Question kjohnsonbickel 2017-03-23T14:31:00-04:00 >2017-03-25T19:43:21-04:00 <p>I have a project where we have a 46" wide exterior stair that has to be part of the accessible means of egress.&nbsp; Per CA Building Code&nbsp;1009.4, stairs must be min. 44" so that is fine.&nbsp; Per CA Building Code 1007.3, for an accessible means of egress, you must have 48" min. between handrails but there is an exception for fully sprinklered buildings.&nbsp; The plans were approved with the 46" dimension since we have a sprinklered building, but now after it is built, the inspector is saying since the stair itself is exterior and not sprinkled, we cannot use this exception and the 48" between handrails is required.&nbsp; Any input on precedents here for this interpretation?&nbsp; It seems that the exception states that the building must be fully sprinklered not necessarily the stair... Any input?</p> UO vs VT vs Clemson vs TAMU - M.Arch2 paigegibson 2017-03-23T12:58:51-04:00 >2017-03-23T12:59:54-04:00 <p>I am trying to compare all of these schools for graduate school, in a M.Arch II program. I was leaning heavily towards VT, however have some concerns about all of the hand drawing and lack of computer student work I have seen even though computer program classes are required in their curriculum. Just wondering any more insight into these programs, I have researched very extensively and really just wanting opinions to help me decide.&nbsp;</p><p>UO - Portland campus. Trimesters.&nbsp;</p><p>VT - WAAC. Computer Concern. Favorite otherwise.&nbsp;</p><p>TAMU - Currently attend for undergrad. Would be cheapest, but concerned about having all the studio professors already.&nbsp;</p><p>Clemson - Like the people, have a lot of friends who attend. Good school, but another state school in a small town.&nbsp;</p> Columbia VS IAAC (Graduate Program) zigmondi 2017-03-23T11:05:00-04:00 >2017-03-25T07:09:18-04:00 <p>I have been accepted to <strong>Columbia</strong> <em>(M.S. ADVANCED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN)</em> and to<strong> IAAC</strong> <em>(MASTERS OF ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE 2)</em></p><p>I am trying to way the pros and cons and any input would be greatly appreciated!</p><p>The Pros and Cons of each:</p><p><strong>Columbia Pros:</strong></p><ul><li>Ivy League <em>(Great Reputation and great connections)</em></li></ul><p><strong>Columbia Cons:</strong></p><ul><li>Expensive Tuition and everyday expenses (Rent..etc)</li></ul><p><strong>IAAC Pros:</strong></p><ul><li>Great Facilities (3d printing, labs..etc)</li><li>Cheaper</li></ul><p><strong>IAAC Cons:</strong></p><ul><li>Not accredited</li></ul> WashU vs. UVA for M.Arch? Dewther10 2017-03-22T23:30:28-04:00 >2017-03-25T11:09:05-04:00 <p>Recently accepted to both with similar scholarship, and having a hard time making the decision. Anyone with any experience or insight on either/both? I'm especially interested in the hiring opportunity after school. I think I'd like to work in the northeast if I can; will going to WashU hurt my chances at jobs in the east (compared to UVA)?</p><p>Aaaaany advice at all would be hugely appreciated!</p><p>Thanks!!</p> The university choice for Undergraduate Architecture course polinaaleshkina 2017-03-22T16:59:00-04:00 >2017-03-22T16:59:41-04:00 <p>Need the professional advice from a person who is already somehow connected with architecture. I am finishing my A-levels this year and apply for undergraduate architecture course in the UK. I have to choose between the Manchester School of Architecture, Westminster Uni, Oxford Brooks, CSM and AA. I am thinking about Manchester Uni (but don't really enjoy the city), Westminster, and AA. The thing about AA is that I can't find lots of information about it in terms of league tables and reputation, but heard from people that it is quite a high standard institution. I really need sort of comparison of the courses at these universities, the quality of knowledge that is given there and the ability to apply these knowledge into practice. I think the difference in institutions is better seen when you are already studying or practicing. I would be grateful if you could give me some feedback and advice. Really want to get the full Architectural degree.</p> so cal residential architects - are you typically using cont insul? proto 2017-03-22T12:41:27-04:00 >2017-03-23T14:31:03-04:00 <p>in san diego, is it considered best practice to use continuous insulation strategies in mild climates for houses?</p><p>my understanding is that continuous insulation strategy is considered a best practice in all climates (incl no crawl, no exposed attic &amp; hvac inside envelope)</p><p>but is it reasonable to "overinsulate" in a mild climate? or a waste of time/material?</p> First license questions Onthepathtoarchitect 2017-03-22T10:30:00-04:00 >2017-03-22T16:22:42-04:00 <p>HI everyone I am intending to apply for license and registration in both NJ and NY. I started with NY bc that is my current Residence and was intending to move to NJ in the next year or so. However, my license application was rejected here in NY for not fully meeting their experience requirements. Should I go ahead and still apply for my licence in NJ, whose requirements are slightly different and I may not have this issue? I do have a place of residence in NJ with my parents and am there part of every week. Thanks for the help </p> UBC or UofT bizzauch 2017-03-22T10:25:00-04:00 >2017-03-22T16:40:06-04:00 <p>Help me choose a school. What is the culture of both schools? Facilities (I know UofT will have a new building). Employability after graduation, notably internationally by top firms (US, Middle-east amongst others). CO-OP/Summer work opportunities during studies? &nbsp; I'm a Canadian with a non-design background that has been offered admissioninto the Masters of Arch program at both schools. The tuition doesn't matter, and I've lived in both cities. I want to practice a bit but want to keep the option open to eventually leverage my education for more school. Hoping to not have to flip a coin. </p> Architecture Eligibility monu1 2017-03-22T07:30:23-04:00 >2017-03-22T07:41:21-04:00 <p>I know that Architecture is one of the fast growing industry in India. &nbsp;I am going to do my higher studies in Architecture. To get into the best Architecture college can whether I need to attend the entrance examination or else I directly get into the College. I would like to know what is the eligibility to get into the best Architecture College.</p> Discover Architecture - Summer Program at Illinois School of Architecture Dr. Architecture 2017-03-22T06:55:41-04:00 >2017-03-22T06:55:42-04:00 <p><strong>Experience Architecture at Discover Architecture</strong></p><p>Discover Architecture is a perfect opportunity to learn more about architecture, experience college life, and &ldquo;discover&rdquo; the Illinois School of Architecture.&nbsp;</p><p>But do not trust me; read comments from students who have attended in the past.</p><p>&ldquo;This program was a great experience and will really help me to decide my future plans. Thank you for this great opportunity!&rdquo;</p><p>&rdquo;It was a lot of fun and I made great friends. It was certainly the highlight of my summer and it taught me a lot about architecture as a practice and major in college.&rdquo;</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p><p><strong>PROGRAM DATES - Summer 2017</strong></p><p>Session I: Sunday, June 18 - Saturday, July 1, 2017<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Deadline: May 5, 2017<br>Session II: Sunday, July 9 - Saturday July 22, 2017<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Deadline: June 2, 2017</p><p>APPLICATION: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> U British Columbia MLA vs. U Washington MLA chris57 2017-03-21T23:34:00-04:00 >2017-03-22T06:18:58-04:00 <p>Hi,&nbsp;</p><p>I got word that I was accepted into both UBC and UW's 3 year MLA program. I am really excited about having the option to choose both places to live and learn, and because of this I am not so sure what would be a greater fit for me. I have a master's in public health and I want to get a landscape degree, because my focus in my previous masters studies was on health and the built environment. I realized that many of the topics I was interested in in-terms of population health and well-being aligned really well with the fields of planning and ecological design.&nbsp;</p><p>I have a better understanding that U Washington has a great public health program and that's equally important to me even though I am not going to school for that anymore. I want to know that the university has great resources for me to bridge the two fields and I know that UW;s architecture and public health schools even have cross-listed courses or at least one... as well as faculty working on projects in this exact area.&nbsp;...</p> hiring a drafter no_form 2017-03-21T18:10:56-04:00 >2017-03-23T08:59:16-04:00 <p>all,</p><p>i need to hire 2 drafters. &nbsp;any criteria you've used before when selecting potential hires? &nbsp;any traits you find in drafters that make them worth their money?&nbsp;</p><p>thanks</p> Client refuse to pay design fee Dencio 2017-03-21T16:23:00-04:00 >2017-03-24T19:05:09-04:00 <p>I worked in Brunei Darussalam as a freelance Interior Designer-Contractor for 20 years. Last year I came home in the Philippines for good and started my design &amp; build business here. My passion for designing homes was developed thru those years although I am not a licensed architect, a fine arts graduate, my career in Brunei was surrounded by Architects and Engineer friends whom I consult regarding rules, codes and ethics. I do architectural designs and interiors but I pass my work to my Architect consultants for corrections, seal, signing and submission.</p><p>Last year around November, a friend introduced me to his lady friend to help plan and design her existing 2-level apartment and extend to 4 levels. I explained the pros and cons and told the the clients she needs to have the structure inspected and reinforced so we took in an engineer. I sent the lady client thru email, a contract agreement regarding her engaging me to do the works on the extension in terms of upgrading the apartmen...</p> UVA vs SCI-Arc | M.Arch 1 audrey617 2017-03-21T14:52:00-04:00 >2017-03-23T12:08:42-04:00 <p>Hi everyone:)</p><p>I am an international applicant from Taiwan. Recently, I have been accepted to UVA and SCI-Arc for M.Arch 1 program. At this point, I am leaning towards UVA because they provide with a more traditional education and the option of enrolling in a landscape architecture studio. However, I am still struggling with some concerns and questions. I would greatly appreciate any information or advice you might be able to provide.</p><p>1. Jobs/ Internships<br>Do the following factors decrease the opportunity of finding jobs or internships in these two schools?<br>- UVA's location<br>- SCI-Arc's experimental nature in education</p><p>2. Safety Concerns<br>I have heard that it is not quite safe in downtown LA. Is it true?<br>How safe is it living in Charlottesville?</p><p>3. Facilities<br>How are the facilities in two schools? Do I need to pay extra money to access equipment such as laser cutting machines?</p><p>Any insights are welcome:)<br>Thanks for all the help!</p> M.arch School Decision Triptych91 2017-03-21T14:40:05-04:00 >2017-03-22T10:31:04-04:00 <p>Hello all,&nbsp;</p><p>A request for advice...</p><p>I've been accepted to the M.arch programs at Pratt, Parsons, RISD, &amp; SCI-Arc.</p><p>I applied to these programs because of their unique approaches to design, which aligns with my goals for the future of my practice.</p><p>Though many of the forms I see coming out of these and other schools are focused on creating a sense of identity for the young architect, I seek to establish my own identity through subtlety. I do not want to rely on amorphous facades or perforated polygons, but perhaps utilize these increasingly relevant forms in much more discreet applications.</p><p>My inspirational heroes are Peter Zumthor, John Pawson, and Vincent Van Duysen.</p><p>Any advice on where to head to?</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Thank you!</p> RISD or UBC? lisanoekusaka 2017-03-21T11:24:00-04:00 >2017-03-21T11:24:50-04:00 <p>Hi everyone,</p><p>I'm going to be starting an M.Arch program this fall, and I'm trying to decide between RISD and UBC. &nbsp;I've completed my BFA in Industrial Design at RISD, and really enjoyed it. &nbsp;However, I'm torn between sticking with a school that I'm familiar with and know I can do well at, versus trying something new, and possibly loving or hating it. &nbsp;I was also wondering if anyone has any reviews on the program at UBC? &nbsp;I haven't visited UBC and I don't know if I'll have the chance to.</p><p>Any advice helps!</p> U of T MLA Advanced Standing (2 years) vs. UBC MLA (3 years) hadiel-shayeb 2017-03-21T01:49:00-04:00 >2017-03-21T08:35:41-04:00 <p>Hey Archinect surfers,&nbsp;</p><p>I've been accepted to U of T MLA with advanced standing meaning a two year program and UBC MLA for a three year program.&nbsp;</p><p>I also live in the GTA. Any thoughts on pros or cons? What do you recommend? &nbsp;</p> Looking for the best Online Master of Architecture for a foreign degree Civil Engineer papirriqui 2017-03-21T00:37:00-04:00 >2017-03-22T20:43:51-04:00 <p>Hello&nbsp; Everyone,</p><p>After many years working&nbsp; in&nbsp; the US as a Architecture CAD drafter ,&nbsp; I&nbsp;want to get a better education so&nbsp;could step&nbsp;up in my career&nbsp;,I don't want to&nbsp;stay as a drafter for the rest of my life.</p><p>I have a bachelors degree in Civil Engineering in Peru. I really love Architecture, for that reason I decided to go for my Masters degree.After a while, I convinced&nbsp; myself that is almost impossible to work and attend to a campus at the same time. Therefore I want to take an online&nbsp; Masters degree instead.</p><p>I have been researching&nbsp; a lot and sending several&nbsp; emails with questions&nbsp; to the top Masters online programs in this country. Finally I realized that most of the programs are not meant to be for me. These Masters&nbsp; programs are either for Bachelors&nbsp; in Architecture or&nbsp;It is required&nbsp;to go to the physical campus every semester , being that very difficult for me&nbsp;to take several days off from work.</p><p>In addition,&nbsp;I need to take pre-requisites&nbsp; classes in order to be considered&nbsp; for a...</p>