Archinect - Forum 2015-04-27T18:32:15-04:00 http://archinect.com/forum/thread/126279038/low-gpa-from-good-school-taken-into-account-by-admissions-panel Low GPA from Good School, taken into account by Admissions panel? Berns Bry 2015-04-27T12:24:05-04:00 >2015-04-27T17:09:39-04:00 <p>Hi all, I'd like to ask a question that's been weighing on my mind. I have a degree from a top school in Asia (Top 20 in the world) with at gpa of 2.9. It's extremely low, I know. But my college was a killing field and graded on a bell curve with several of my peers going into Ivy Leagues.</p><p>I'd recently applied to a few European universities for their grad programmes and was rejected. But looking through their websites and current list of students made me feel even more uneasy. Several of the students were from unranked universities in Indonesia, India etc. Googling further on these universities you'd come to realise they don't even have stable websites!</p><p>But given the fact they were given admission, means their grades were good. Speaking to several indonesian peers, they told me of the various dubious ways of several colleges in their country and their grading procedures, bribery etc.</p><p>My questions is this, how can an admission panel differentiate between a low GPA from a top college vs ...</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/126265342/b-arch-at-mcgill-vs-u-of-t B.Arch at McGill vs U of T otooleeddy 2015-04-27T11:08:00-04:00 >2015-04-27T15:23:09-04:00 <p>Hi there! I'm currently in the deliberation stage of choosing which university I should go to for their architecture program. I've been accepted to U of T, and I'm waiting to hear back from McGill. I currently live in Newfoundland and excel in arts mildly more than arithmetic studies. It'd be great of people had pro's or con's into either of the programs, cities, etc.I know to vague idea of each as U of T's is under the faculty of Art, and McGill under engineering. I've also been to Montreal twice and loved the city, but have never been to Toronto. Anyways, basically any insight I can get on the situation would be much appreciated. Thanks!</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/126272565/critics-at-reviews-advice-requested Critics at reviews, advice requested Kozumelle 2015-04-27T10:23:06-04:00 >2015-04-27T15:49:41-04:00 <p>Greetings everyone.</p><p>Advice from students and professionals who sit in as review critics would be appreciated.</p><p>As final reviews are coming up for a lot of students and as a lot of professionals out there get asked to sit on these review boards I thought it prudent to bring this topic up. Other than directly speaking with you about your project during your presentation, what is expected of critics? I notice that students are always eager to know the list of critics who will be sitting in on their review, I assume this is because they want to network with these critics, am I correct? But when does that networking actually happen? To put it another way, why are students so eager to know the names of critics beforehand, is there something I am missing here that I should be doing?</p><p>One of the critics on our board is someone I sent an application to 2 weeks ago for an internship. I never heard back, however, he will be sitting in on my review this week. Would it be prudent to bring up my appli...</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/126245274/how-to-pursue-m-arch-degree-after-a-non-related-bachelors-degree How to pursue M.Arch degree after a non-related Bachelors degree? Dikshita 2015-04-27T02:12:00-04:00 >2015-04-27T11:24:12-04:00 <p>Hello</p><p>I am engineering graduate from NTU, Singapore and currently working in the software industry.</p><p>As part of my summer internships experience, I got the opportunity to work alongside architecture and engineering consultants for buildings. It sparked my interest in architecture.</p><p>I am extemely interested in pursuing a masters in architecture in a good school in the Us in two years or so. i am aware of school offering M.Arch course for students from non-related backgorund.</p><p>However, I have some queries regarding this:</p><p>1. Is it possible to get into the top 10/20 schools in the US for MArch course from a non-related UG degree?</p><p>2. What requirements do they look out for? What are their portfolio requirements?</p><p>3.Do GRE scores play a vital role? Is it necessary to get recommendations from people in the related field?</p><p>4. Also, does you work line matter?&nbsp;</p><p>I think I am on the artistic side.I love to sketch, make handicrafts, photography and I have actively involved in design clubs.&nbsp;</p><p>I would love if I co...</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/126205941/the-formalists-manifesto The FORMalists’ Manifesto the.formalists 2015-04-26T13:38:00-04:00 >2015-04-27T18:10:32-04:00 <p><strong>The FORMalists&rsquo; Manifesto</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Design for the collective good died with modernism.</p><p>FORMalists renounce all obligations to society, and focus solely on the creation of an evolutionary ART automated by perpetual ROBOTIC experimentation.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>All that matters is the sublime representation of FORM!</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Site, context, program, precedents, function, accessibility, environmental performance, ecological sensitivity, socio-cultural inclusiveness and designing as if people matter: all these things are irrelevant.&nbsp;Architecture is entirely conceptual, all the time. Architecture is not rooted in physical reality.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>All that matters is the sublime representation of FORM!</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Discussions of gravity, practicality, structural integrity, efficiency, rationalism, functionalism, poor doors, toxic materials, modern slavery, air pollution, climate change and sustainability impede our right to create FORM.</p><p>Architectural education, then, should be entirely reduced to abstract studies of points, lines, planes, volumes and colors...</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/126201914/total-haskoning Total Haskoning solrac365 2015-04-26T12:50:00-04:00 >2015-04-26T12:50:53-04:00 <p>Hello everyone, I'm new here so I don't know if this thread goes against the rules or not but I need your help. I'm architecture student and right now doing project about Royal Haskoning Architecten and wanted to ask you if they actually do work together with the DHV. Thank you for all your responses.</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/126193876/what-is-beauty-in-architecture what is 'beauty' in Architecture? Olaf Design Ninja_ 2015-04-26T09:52:30-04:00 >2015-04-27T14:13:04-04:00 <p>proportions? which proportions? ambiance? function? form? space? parameters? algorithms? sustainability? hedonism? diagrams? abstraction? tectonics? composition? materiality? all above?</p><p><strong>what is 'beauty' in Architecture? </strong>is there 'beauty' in Architecture? is there 'beauty'?</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/126157006/cornell-mla-vs-upenn-mla Cornell MLA vs Upenn MLA xtang07 2015-04-25T22:35:00-04:00 >2015-04-27T17:43:32-04:00 <p>I wonder if anybody can tell me which program (Cornell and Upenn MLA) has the strongest alumni connection, curriculum, faculty and professional network?</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/126157007/architects-and-charity Architects and Charity BulgarBlogger 2015-04-25T22:20:20-04:00 >2015-04-27T17:40:33-04:00 <p>I was speaking to someone earlier about the importance of not being selfish in relationships. I started thinking about the very premise of what it means to contribute to society as architects- what the larger meaning of our work is and I came to the conclusion that on paper architects do a lot for society, but we always get something in return for it (or at least that is what our contracts promise or should promise us).&nbsp;</p><p>I know there will be people on this forum who will contribute cynical stances on the issue of charity (architecture is a charity or the profession is a non-profit, among other viewpoints), but on a completely serious note: how many of you actually do charity work? How many of you give money to charity? How important is charity in your minds? Or do you think architecture is all-encompassing and you therefore feel you do enough?</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/126131338/exit-stair-termination exit stair termination JsBach 2015-04-25T14:27:29-04:00 >2015-04-27T18:19:40-04:00 <p>&nbsp;We are doing an interior finish out for an assembly space (850 occupants or so) going into a multi-story shell building (currently being designed by another architect). One of the fire rated stairs that will be required to meet our exit capacity is discharging into the center of an underground or partial underground parking garage. I am not sure that a parking garage meets the definition of an exit discharge into a public way.</p><p>&nbsp;Does anyone have any thoughts on this, and can they explain why or why not this would meet &nbsp;code.</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/126116902/nepal-7-5-magnitude-earthquake-strikes-how-can-we-help-rebuild-such-a-place Nepal : 7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes. How can we help rebuild such a place? Erin Lani 2015-04-25T10:48:00-04:00 >2015-04-27T16:46:24-04:00 <p><img alt="" src="http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/photo/47050429.cms"></p><p>Is there anything that we can do to help rebuild Nepal and its surrounding neighbors and regions? As a collection of architects, with friends all over the world and from many disciplines, can we get together a fund and a program that specifically seeks to help places in desperate need for help?&nbsp;</p><p>Casualties tend to be &nbsp;incredibly high in many of these areas when disaster strikes because they have not reinforced for lateral forces, generally speaking. In the last century, North America and countries around the world have managed to create the safest cities to be in if/when an earthquake will strike. More often than not, it came at great expense to the aesthetic richness and diversity of culture. For a country with such an identifiable and still very relevant heritage, an economy reliant on tourism, can we help rebuild a safer Nepal and keep their heritage and tradition intact?</p><p>I think we can. Any ideas on how to get started, who to contact? Does an <em>effective</em> avenue already exist?</p><p>Please ...</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/126083205/the-grey-facade-savannah-ga the grey facade, savannah, GA Olaf Design Ninja_ 2015-04-24T23:22:42-04:00 >2015-04-26T22:06:18-04:00 <p>Did go inside and have a few Belgium Wits made in Georgia or South Carolina, but didn't want to disturb anyone with photos.</p><p>In a city where <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Bacon_%28architect%29" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Edmund Bacon&nbsp; </a>states all the answers to the facade are already written in <a href="http://archinect.com/blog/article/113280505/random-thought-3-james-oglethopre-savannah-georgia-and-mars" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">James Oglethorpe's</a> city plan via Vitruvius (possibly), the Gray Facade stood out to me, close to the bus stop and the hotel wasn't far way either, enjoy!</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zr/zrzxj4yvc38ydbfh.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t8/t851ondbnqv1p7kq.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ck/ckdo95bp8tj2h0ns.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pm/pmcpxbk8sjtb6m1u.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g2/g22omovcxj06u973.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fr/fru9yq1qdkyg33g7.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c8/c8ivvro2zhhaahiu.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oc/oc3h8pz655vgfan9.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/um/umo9pfa583ererd3.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/87/87rfxt8mb7nm2j4c.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1b/1bunpj39rdposc6d.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zk/zkam83cfzaqr9b66.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/93/93bfo9y5gokgf1c6.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>nowhere near the Grey and closer to the Pirate house this facade and car were spotted in Savannah, GA</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pr/prmq09us0zhblrp1.jpg"></p><p>April 2015</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/126074383/m-arch-at-ohio-st-cincinnati-or-saic M.arch at [ Ohio st, Cincinnati or SAIC ] ? roman_architec 2015-04-24T20:38:33-04:00 >2015-04-25T09:42:36-04:00 <p>Hi I am a graduated student &nbsp;(will be this may) &nbsp;from a Bachelors degree in Environmental Design.</p><p>I already apply for graduate school i united states, to do the Master degree in architecture.</p><p>I apply to 6 schools and this was my result (he order is from my top choice to my least favorite):</p><p>-GSD: out</p><p>-UCB: out</p><p>-UIC: out</p><p>___________</p><p>-SAIC: in</p><p>-Cincinnati: in</p><p>-Ohio st: in</p><p>As this results go, I was more than disappointed to be rejected from my 3 top choices. However I never hated the other 3, or I wouldn't apply to them.</p><p>The bottom line is that:<br>SAIC: I always liked SAIC because of Chicago. and they ended up giving me a good scholarship for the M.arch 2 (2 years)<br><br>Cincinnati: Cincinnati was on my choices because they where top near other Ivy leagues schools and have the co-op program which seems nice. However they put me in M.arch 1, which is 3 year + one more year of co-op = which in total is 4 years (seems too much)<br><br>Ohio state: same as Cincinnati, they are solid and well-known program around the cou...</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/126067947/plexiglass-stacking-model-advice Plexiglass Stacking Model Advice ChrisCaruso 2015-04-24T18:38:00-04:00 >2015-04-25T03:30:19-04:00 <p>I have small 1/8 plexiglass pieces that my professor wants me to stack, what's the best glue/solvent to hold them together if I have to glue them face to face, because acrylic cement I have now left small bubbles that make wme wanna scream.</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/126060717/architecture-websites-that-don-t-suck-opinions Architecture websites that don't suck. Opinions? moeamaya 2015-04-24T16:30:38-04:00 >2015-04-24T16:30:38-04:00 <p><a href="http://zeppelin.io/blog/best-architecture-websites-part-1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://zeppelin.io/blog/best-architecture-websites-part-1</a></p><p>I hate to admit it but our industry has been absolutely plagued with terrible website designs, so much so that there are other websites dedicated to the topic (<a href="http://www.webpagesthatsuck.com/architecture.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.webpagesthatsuck.com/architecture.html</a>). Working as a UI/UX designer at startups has pulled me back to Architecture to try and bring a sense of clarity to the basics of usability.</p><p>We spent the past few months seeking out Architecture and Landscape firms that have built <strong>good</strong> websites with intuitive layouts, navigation and content, and I thought the Archinect crowd might offer some opinions and maybe more examples.</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/126055888/becoming-a-better-architect Becoming a better architect Anob 2015-04-24T14:53:05-04:00 >2015-04-27T11:47:26-04:00 <p>I work in a very technical firm which I enjoy. Whats the most efficient way to become more knowledgeable while also prepare for my license exams?&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/126003706/design-from-the-outside-in design from the outside in? Larchinect 2015-04-23T22:35:57-04:00 >2015-04-26T11:49:01-04:00 <p>We were rferred a project through an owners rep to help their client &nbsp;a new home on a recently purchased, clear lot.&nbsp;</p><p>Trouble is, the clients been through several architects, all pretty good in my opinion. The client has a strong personality, young-ish, and cares very mich about hos prject, but &nbsp;my sense is that their desire to get every detail just right has crippled them from making meaningful progress on the design. They also seem to have somewhat unrealistic expectations on fee.&nbsp;</p><p>We are a small landscape architecture practice but do a fair amount of planning and visioning. So we're fairly accustomed to providing conceptual massing, articulating form. I think we do a pretty good job of faking it, but these are typically long range visioning projects that will never be built. Its different when youre dealing with a private client on such a small scale. I was leery, not so much about getting involved before the architecture had been worked out, but because i wanted to manage the clie...</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/126002101/architecture-bidding-platform-your-views Architecture Bidding Platform. your views? Nithish Monson 2015-04-23T22:08:47-04:00 >2015-04-23T23:23:43-04:00 <p>so a person i know was working on a startup for architectural bidding. I was a little skeptic about it ,but after some thought it seemed to make sense.</p><p>&nbsp; Essentially anyone who wants to design something, can post it on this platform, and architecture firms would make a pricebid (with some design proposal). Firm would have profiles with their portfolio,reviews and recommendations( he is signing up firms at a good pace). So the clients can choose whether to go with a cheap inexperienced person or pricey star-architect.</p><p><strong>Benefits</strong><strong>, for client</strong></p><p>- Client get more option and design solutions.</p><p>- more visibility,</p><p><strong>For architecture firms</strong></p><p>- They don't have to hunt for projects using their networks and contacts.</p><p>- More&nbsp;</p><p>- More opportunities&nbsp;for small players,</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp; Would it create a price war , with clients going for the cheapest?</p><p>&nbsp;Currently people hire architects on based on personal referrals. In today's world, Isn't it fair that every project get that level of exposure?</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/125974697/is-it-worth-it Is it worth it? tonto16 2015-04-23T13:43:00-04:00 >2015-04-24T16:53:44-04:00 <p>Hi all,</p><p>I am currently in grad school (3.5 year program), and the more I talk to people and the more I find out, I am really questioning the decision. &nbsp;Why would I have absolutely no life for 3 years, spend thousands and thousands of dollars to go into debt, and waste away in school stressed out, when the pay is equivalent or less than what I could be making with my undergraduate degree?</p><p>I looked into it before I went through all this trouble, and from what I understood is that if you love it then it's worth it, and you can make *decent* money. &nbsp;I do like it, but at what cost? The hands-on creative aspect is what I like best, and I wonder if I can find that in other fields without a M.Arch degree. &nbsp;To me, making decent money would be starting at around 50k and quickly moving closer to 100k &nbsp;in 5 years for such an investment -not closer to 40-70k. I also worry that the field is so full of opinionated, egotistic people that I would hate it. &nbsp;</p><p>Anyone in the field have advice? &nbsp;Do you know...</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/125947355/university-of-liechtenstein University of Liechtenstein Berns Bry 2015-04-23T09:56:00-04:00 >2015-04-23T14:17:07-04:00 <p>Hi, does any here have any reviews or experience with the architecture school in Liechtenstein. Is it any good and recognised?</p><p>Thanks!</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/125952165/grad-schools-with-good-urban-design-programs-usa-newzealand-and-australia Grad schools with good Urban Design programs(USA, NewZealand and Australia) Annete Priyadarshini 2015-04-23T09:55:00-04:00 >2015-04-26T14:18:59-04:00 <p>Hello! I'm a young architect(B.arch 5 yrs) from India, looking at graduate school admissions 2016.My interest lies in Urban deisgn, sustainable development and also heritage conservation / management, in that order. I've been religiously researching about schools with good UD programs(M.arch II with UD specialisation and MS urban design) but the tsunami of not so relevant/helpful information is now getting to me.I would be extremely grateful if I could get useful information about schools that would be a good fit for my interests. I would also appreciate info about &nbsp;aspects of the school such as the ones mentioned below:</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Faculty / Industry contacts</p><p>Accreditation</p><p>Affordability(school and city)</p><p>Acceptance rates ( Not looking at the Ivys and the likes)</p><p>Availability of scholarships</p><p>Jobs post graduation</p><p>General merits/Demerits</p><p>Thanks all!</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/125944146/m-la-m-arch-candidates-for-uiuc-fall-2015 M.LA / M.ARCH candidates for UIUC Fall 2015 SaloniChawla 2015-04-23T04:13:24-04:00 >2015-04-23T04:13:24-04:00 <p>Hi all !</p><p>I am an international applicant from India. I applied to a few universities for Master of Landscape Architecture and have finally chosen UIUC. I would be glad to know about the other candidates going for UIUC for their M.LA or even M.ARCH. I feel it would be better to build up an interaction beforehand. So all those who would be going to UIUC, lets all of us get to know each other!</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/125924082/dissertation-topics-for-architecture-game-movie Dissertation Topics for Architecture (Game/Movie) sydniemeowpaws 2015-04-22T21:54:00-04:00 >2015-04-24T02:54:14-04:00 <p>I'm currently working on the brief for my dissertation topic. I have chosen to focus on the big topic of either "Architecture and Gaming" or "Architecture and Movie".</p><p>Here is a list of ideas I have in mind:</p><p>* 3D modeling softwares</p><p>*visualization of movie imagery (Lord of the Rings and etc)</p><p>*how digital modeling assists people's appreciation of what they see in game/ movie? (Final Fantasy/ Counter-Strike etc)</p><p>*Minecraft &amp; architecture (Toying with construction)</p><p>Any suggestions that can help me narrow down the topic/ provide primary sources of research would be useful, thanks!</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/125908808/carnegie-mellon-or-syracuse-b-arch Carnegie Mellon or Syracuse B. Arch ztaotao 2015-04-22T18:53:00-04:00 >2015-04-22T18:53:36-04:00 <p>I have to decide between these two schools. CMU is the better school overall but Syracuse has a better program. Please give me some advice. Thanks&nbsp;</p><p>PS I have to pay less for Syracuse</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/125913648/scaling-in-rhino-but-maintaining-saved-named-views Scaling in Rhino, but maintaining saved/named views merp 2015-04-22T18:52:00-04:00 >2015-04-22T21:20:03-04:00 <p>Hi!</p><p>I was having trouble with the make-2d command, due to the level of detail in my model. To solve this, I scaled the model x5 and the lines turned out to be much more crisp and connected.</p><p>The issue is that I have already rendered and edited the view for final presentation, and the last thing to do was to add the wireframe linework on top. Now that I have scaled the model x5, the saved view that I used in my render (originally 1/5 the size of the current model) no longer matches the view/camera location.</p><p>Is there any way to adjust the settings of saved views to scale the camera with the model?</p><p>Any advice would be great!</p><p>Thanks so much.</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/125910422/how-do-you-manage-your-time-when-everything-is-due-all-at-once How do you manage your time when everything is due all at once? paintitblack 2015-04-22T17:38:56-04:00 >2015-04-25T16:52:16-04:00 <p>Does anyone ever really perfect the art of time management in school? I don't know what it is about this semester but I am absolutely slammed and having a hard time keeping up with all my classes. &nbsp;I place priority on studio but it is to the detriment of tech and my visual studies courses which are in really bad shape right now from being neglected all semester. &nbsp;I've tried budgeting a few hours a day for each class, then I've tried budgeting entire days for specific classes... but it always feels so unbalanced. I put in 12-14 hour days, I don't think I can do much more than that. &nbsp;How do you all juggle several simultaneous deadlines?</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/125904781/advice-needed-arch-or-science Advice needed. Arch or science? ElizaArch 2015-04-22T16:06:00-04:00 >2015-04-22T16:06:19-04:00 <p>I have been working as an architect and designer since I was a 3d year student. Till the end of studying I felt comfortable enough in my speciality and calm that I had done the right choise. &nbsp;Having graduated from Architecture university at MArch I faced the problem of decision what to do next. I was invited by my school proffesor to join his research and get my PhD, continuing architecture practice. I am going to finish this research till the end of Summer and wonder what to do next.&nbsp;</p><p>Ten years ago I was in Omaha,NE participating in student exchange program between Ukraine (where I am from) and the US. I consider further development of my knowledge in the US and whould appreciate to know your point of view about possibility of it.&nbsp;</p><p>Both of my work dirrections are a&#1089;&#1089;eptable - I enjoy interior designing\architecture and scientific researchs in the same field. In Ukraine those work side by side so it is not a problem to align. Which way is better here from the point of view of salary a...</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/125903973/landscape-vegetation-blocks Landscape/Vegetation blocks chark 2015-04-22T15:38:30-04:00 >2015-04-23T22:09:29-04:00 <p>Hey guys!&nbsp;</p><p>Any landscape architects (or just plain vegetation enthusiasts) around here know a good place to find CAD blocks of plants and stuff? I was wondering if there was a specific site you guys go to..</p><p>Thanks in advance!</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/125899945/can-the-steel-tubes-of-different-sizes-be-used-together CAN THE STEEL TUBES OF DIFFERENT SIZES BE USED TOGETHER? kalpana_gupta 2015-04-22T14:17:46-04:00 >2015-04-22T21:27:57-04:00 <p>So, i am designing a stadia and wanted to put steel structures in use. Since my plan is circular, i wanted my inner exposed columns (towards the play arena) to be circular where as i wanted to keep the columns in between (where the walls are) to be square and then on the outer side to be again circular.<br>I just wanted to know weather that is possible, using different types of structural tubes in different areas.</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/125886273/architecture-or-interior-design-cheapest-colleges Architecture or Interior design (Cheapest Colleges) myssie 2015-04-22T10:43:00-04:00 >2015-04-22T17:09:33-04:00 <p>hello guys, I'm a Moroccan girl living in Saudi Arabia, I studied&nbsp; three years "interior design" and I get my diploma with french language but it's not a bachelor degree, I think the last three years wasn't enough for me and I stayed this whole year at home because it was too late to continue and I want to Continue next year my studies but this time with English language. Do you think I should continue in interior design or start architecture to have them both ? and when I searched in Google "Architecture" is 4 years studies and with "Interior design" I should repeat everything and it's 3 years and I didn't found any cheapest colleges it's more than an average 20,000$ per year (studies rooms, fees, etc)&nbsp; in US and Canada and now I'm just looking anywhere in Europe maybe, US or Canada ?!&nbsp;</p><p>Please guys Would you help me decide and found a cheapest college for me and any advices could help ?</p><p>Thank you, Sincerely &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>...