Archinect - Forum 2014-08-20T08:39:41-04:00 http://archinect.com/forum/thread/106983677/help-with-interior-design-for-1st-apartment Help with interior design for 1st apartment kunalap 2014-08-20T02:38:00-04:00 >2014-08-20T08:32:03-04:00 <p>hi.</p><p>im not sure if this is the correct forum but i was looking for someone interior planning, etc for my new apartment which is being constructed.</p><p>i tried looking for free forums/communities who help you with this kind of stuff but was not able to find any.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>can someone here suggest a forum where i could upload my floor plan and get some tips?</p><p>my house is in wall building stages now, so i need to let them know if i want any walls/partitions changed, etc.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>tia.</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/106938631/a-virtual-studio a virtual studio? kalai 2014-08-19T12:43:05-04:00 >2014-08-19T15:18:31-04:00 <p>is there any online place where students have their profiles and update their works as they finish it at their school? id like to know if such a thing exists.. you see, im a student and looking at works from all over the world would make me realize many things..&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/106930575/fire-proofing fire proofing EdoardoMedeghiniArchitect 2014-08-19T11:16:00-04:00 >2014-08-19T13:52:42-04:00 <p>Hi all!</p><p>I ve a quaestion: we are doing a gym in a basement in NYC: do the columns must be fire protected or &nbsp;not?</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Thanks so much</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Best&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>edo</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/106904096/building-renovation-without-experience Building Renovation without Experience? thompson's gazelle 2014-08-19T01:54:25-04:00 >2014-08-19T21:03:43-04:00 <p>Hello all, I'm a mid-late 20's male working in Korea.</p><p>Recently one of my friends from home randomly called me up, and told me that he owns a small building and is thinking about asking me to take on the design part of the renovation process. I've been asked to do a similar job about an year ago, but I rejected the job mainly because I was still a student and too far away from the project site back then, and was afraid to take on a "real" job without any experience that will surely go beyond my scope of capacity.</p><p>However, as much as I regretted that I had not taken the job in the past, I'm trying to take the offer this time and do whatever I can. I've been working in a corporate-ish architecture firm for a little more than a year, but what I know about actual drawings or construction has improved very little, due to the general work ethics of large architecture offices in Seoul (learning opportunities are very restrained for entry level positions.. they wouldn't properly train employee...</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/106896868/pole-building Pole Building wurdan freo 2014-08-18T23:44:18-04:00 >2014-08-19T14:36:42-04:00 <p>Anyone here have any experience with pole building? &nbsp;Thinking of using the technology for a small two story hotel. Any reason not to?&nbsp;</p><p>It seems that pole buildings have been used for almost every other type of commercial building. &nbsp;Why not &nbsp;hotels?</p><p><a href="http://www.steelstructuresamerica.com/Commercial%20Pole%20Buildings-Steel-Buildings/Offices-Warehouses/36.aspx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.steelstructuresamerica.com/Commercial%20Pole%20Buildings-Steel-Buildings/Offices-Warehouses/36.aspx</a></p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/106878377/anyone-recommend-structural-engineering-books Anyone Recommend Structural Engineering books? OoohnooO 2014-08-18T17:51:47-04:00 >2014-08-18T22:04:01-04:00 <p>Hello Archinect, I have not posted here in a while. So I have a couple questions, I plan on applying for M.Arch programs for fall of 2015. I would like to purchase some books on structures and formulas. What would anyone here recommend? Thanks.</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/106836572/architecture-and-structural-engineering Architecture and Structural Engineering hrizgallah 2014-08-18T14:11:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T15:22:50-04:00 <p>Is it possible to do an undergraduate degree programme in Architecture then do a masters in Structural Engineering</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/106864695/working-in-dubai-or-qatar Working in Dubai or Qatar dirodl 2014-08-18T13:58:00-04:00 >2014-08-19T02:25:42-04:00 <p>Hi All,<br><br>I'm a recent graduate from USC undergrad, working in big corporate firm in Los Angeles right now.<br><br>I was wondering what my chances would be if I were to find a junior position in Dubai or Qatar after having approx. 2 yrs of experience.<br><br>Based on my reseach I learned that there are alot more things that matter besides my portfolio / experience... so below are information about myself:<br><br>Nationality: American<br>Experience: 2 years<br>Education: University of Southern California, Bachelors degree in Architecture.<br>Ethnicity: Korean<br><br>It'd be great if you guys can share some information about working in Middle East in general-<br>How hard is it to find a job as a junior,<br>Salary ranges,<br>Living experience,<br>etc..<br><br>Thank you all in advance.</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/106863890/voice voice chigurh 2014-08-18T13:26:06-04:00 >2014-08-19T09:13:13-04:00 <p>How does one go about creating your voice or style within the profession?</p><p>As an architect that has been practicing for some time and starting to pick-up a few side projects, I realize it is very difficult to do something unique, interesting, and personal with the small designs that I get to be involved in. &nbsp;I try to get back into the mindset I had in school, where you just design whatever you want, concept driven, no concern for constructability. &nbsp;Projects where you were investigating personal ideas within the work, but that gets so watered down in the real world. &nbsp;</p><p>One huge constraint is obviously budget, so you just go to what you know is going to be cheap (standard construction and standard detailing) &nbsp;because you want the project to be built. &nbsp;</p><p>I had an instructor in school that warned of letting your employers, past or present, aesthetic become your own aesthetic. &nbsp;I try not to let that happen, but I do find that I will use a similar "tricks" time to time. &nbsp;It is interesting how w...</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/106859066/does-the-importance-of-sustainability-and-the-environment-in-architectural-design-compromise-the-aesthetics-of-architecture Does the importance of sustainability and the environment in architectural design compromise the aesthetics of architecture? eleanor.rose 2014-08-18T11:59:34-04:00 >2014-08-18T12:39:22-04:00 <p>Hi everyone!&nbsp;</p><p>I am doing some research for my Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) with the above title. I am currently studying for my A levels and basically, an EPQ is an additional qualification that involves conducting independent research into a specific area of interest that is not covered by my compulsory studies syllabus and relates to the degree I will hopefully study at university. So I'm asking for your help!</p><p>If you have any comments on the topic please discuss! it could be really useful for my research. I also have the following questions which may prompt response or discussion:</p><p>How important would you say considering the environment and our environmental problems is in architecture today?</p><p>Do you think such a heavy focus on sustainability and the environment could hinder the potential overall appearance of a building?&nbsp;</p><p>Could zero-energy developments and eco-designs be a worldwide solution to our energy problems and environmental concerns?&nbsp;</p><p>In your opinion, are the aesthetics a...</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/106833350/next-wave-of-big-names-in-architecture Next wave of big names in architecture... MrMayberry 2014-08-18T03:53:37-04:00 >2014-08-19T18:56:15-04:00 <p>Who do you think are the next big names in architecture? Not necessarily the young stars, just the ones on the cusp of a global recognition, or perhaps even "regional starchitect" status...</p><p>Some that come to mind for me (in no particular order):</p><p>Byoung Soo Cho - South Korea</p><p>Luis Longhi - Peru</p><p>Anna Neimark - Los Angeles, CA</p><p>Fernando Romero - Mexico</p><p>Sou Fujimoto - Japan</p><p>Ma Yansong - Beijing (Maybe too famous for this list)</p><p>Laura Baird (OMA)- Rotterdam</p><p>Nicolas Fayad (Morphosis)- Los Angeles, CA</p><p>Smiljan Radic - Chile</p><p>Dan Wood - New York, NY</p><p>Bolle Tham &amp; Martin Videgard - Sweden</p><p>Mark Anderson &amp; Peter Anderson - San Francisco, CA</p><p>Hagy Belzberg (Also, perhaps already there) - Santa Monica, CA</p><p>Carlos Bedoya Ikeda - Mexico</p><p>Tom Wiscombe - Los Angeles, CA</p><p>Thom Faulder - Oakland, CA</p><p>Tine Helgi - Norway (Firm's super famous, but not necessarily her)</p><p>Felipe Mesa - Colombia</p><p>Giancarlo Mazzanti - Colombia</p><p>Martin Rein-Cano - Germany</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/106772383/does-the-importance-of-sustainability-and-the-environment-in-architectural-design-compromise-the-aesthetics-of-architecture Does the importance of sustainability and the environment in architectural design compromise the aesthetics of architecture? eleanor.rose 2014-08-17T12:53:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T19:59:27-04:00 <p>Hi everyone!&nbsp;</p><p>I am doing some research for my Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) with the above title. I am from the UK and currently studying for my A levels and basically, an EPQ is an additional qualification that involves conducting independent research into a specific area of interest that is not covered by my compulsory studies syllabus and relates to the degree I will hopefully study at university. So I'm asking for your help!</p><p>If you have any comments on the topic please discuss! it could be really useful for my research. I also have the following questions which may prompt response or discussion:</p><p>How important would you say considering the environment and our environmental problems is in architecture today?</p><p>Do you think such a heavy focus on sustainability and the environment could hinder the potential overall appearance of a building?&nbsp;</p><p>Could zero-energy developments and eco-designs be a worldwide solution to our energy problems and environmental concerns?&nbsp;</p><p>In your opinion, are ...</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/106664106/undergrads-architecture-colleges-or-universities-recommendation Undergrads Architecture Colleges or Universities Recommendation? xxshawnt 2014-08-15T23:23:00-04:00 >2014-08-15T23:23:56-04:00 <p>So I'm currently in Junior year of high school, but I want to plan this stuff ahead, so I just wanna know which are some schools that are really gonna benefit my future career. I don't mind if the colleges are located in US or not, since I'm pretty much a global citizen LOL. I'm thinking about doing undergrads in US and grads in UK, so I don't know what do you guys think about that?</p><p>Here are some school that I might apply for in my Senior year:</p><p>Sci-Arc &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Rice University &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Auburn &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;UT Austin &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Syracuse&nbsp;</p><p>Pratt &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Yale &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Princeton</p><p>I meant, I don't know how should I decide which school to apply for, cuz I don't care about how much does it cost, it's not a problem, I want a school that provides future vision of architecture world to students instead of just very classical way of teaching, like Sci-Arc has produced many projects that I like a lot, so I really not sure how do I know which ones to apply for, and I'm seeking for some advice ...</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/106654464/application-etiquette Application etiquette khaled HAJ HUSSEIN 2014-08-15T20:49:00-04:00 >2014-08-17T21:52:31-04:00 <p>Hi, I will be in New York City in a few weeks, in order to see the city. I also think it would be a good idea to hand out my resume to a few firms I enjoy. So my question is : In the US, is it fine to drop by an architecture office in order to give an unsolicited application, or is it frowned upon?</p><p>Thank you !</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/106652055/fibre-cement-planks Fibre Cement Planks Veuxx 2014-08-15T19:29:05-04:00 >2014-08-19T18:34:34-04:00 <p>Can anyone tell me pros/cons vs an ACM system?</p><p><br>Durability, detailing, waterproofing, experience with it?</p><p>I was looking at using Rider's OKO panels</p><p><a href="http://www.rieder.cc/us/en/main/products/product/15/oeko-skin-slat-wall-panels/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.rieder.cc/us/en/main/products/product/15/oeko-skin-slat-wall-panels/</a></p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/106645633/f-k-competitions F*#*K Competitions JonathanLivingston 2014-08-15T17:24:07-04:00 >2014-08-19T19:00:10-04:00 <p>OK this is a total rant but I just have to get it out. I guess it can be summed up by saying: ANYONE WHO WORKS FOR FREE IS AN IDIOT. Seems obvious but I keep hearing university faculty, and architects advising students, the unemployed and underemployed that they need to be entering competitions. It seems like everyone has some competition entry in their portfolio these days.</p><p>Lets all just give our work away for free, right? Cause we need the exposure and maybe we can get a job out of it.&nbsp;This idea of giving it all away for some future pie in the sky is ridiculous. Whats next? Should we be giving away design drawings to clients in hopes that they continue to the next phase? Permit drawings for free cause we make our money on the construction drawings? Maybe we should just give construction drawings away for free too that way no one can sue us. Maybe its just capitalism. Maybe I just want people to pay for the work that we do rather then taking advantage of naive professionals.</p><p>I have b...</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/106611881/architectural-term-required Architectural Term required?? Mikey_G 2014-08-15T06:50:40-04:00 >2014-08-17T13:15:28-04:00 <p>Hi All,</p><p>I am looking to design my future house. I want to have to main single-storey buildings connected. The first building area is a living space (kitchen, sitting-room, etc) The second will be the living space (bedrooms, toilet,etc..)&nbsp;</p><p>What is the architectural term for this idea so I can do further research??</p><p>I have scoured the internet numerous times &amp; can't find it.. any help would be appreciated..</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Regards</p><p>Mike</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/106591841/cad-files-of-metropolitan-areas CAD files of metropolitan areas Phantom 2014-08-15T00:33:01-04:00 >2014-08-19T12:26:57-04:00 <p>For anyone that might need it. &nbsp;<a href="http://bdon.org/cad" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://bdon.org/cad</a>/</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/106587824/starchitects-don-t-matter Starchitects don't matter design 2014-08-14T23:17:24-04:00 >2014-08-18T22:13:42-04:00 <p>moralistic high-horsing, pseudo-humility, quests for originality, egos, "benefits" of humdrum building etc. = the modern slush of architecture debate</p><p><a href="http://www.architectmagazine.com/architecture/starchitects-are-not-the-real-problem_o.aspx?dfpzone=home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.architectmagazine.com/architecture/starchitects-are-not-the-real-problem_o.aspx?dfpzone=home</a></p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/106578173/book-for-learning-architectural-drawing-techniques Book for learning architectural drawing techniques EssEnKay 2014-08-14T22:30:00-04:00 >2014-08-15T06:43:46-04:00 <p>Hi guys, I am new to this forum and this is my first post.</p><p>To get straight to the point.</p><p>I am a student of architecture and am deeply interested in 2 things, practicing sketching to the point of perfection and practicing architectural handwriting.</p><p>Can someone please recommend to me a good book which shows you diagrams of different drawing techniques for example; 2 point perspective, 1 point, 3 point and anything else that might be out there,</p><p>What I want exactly is a book that shows a floor plan and shows all the steps to creating a perspective drawing from the floor-plan, like the horizon line and all that.</p><p>I have been using a ruler and protractor to try and redraw and copy pictures of houses but it is extremely frustrating because its so time consuming, and little gets done and mistakes are so easy to make. I would rather sketch, but I want to draw accurate drawings as well, I want to make a floor-plan and draw an amazing perspective drawing of the building.</p><p>I know that sketching takes r...</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/106579778/what-do-employers-want What do employers want? deedee 2014-08-14T20:57:25-04:00 >2014-08-18T22:28:05-04:00 <p>What do you want in a job applicant? Would you hire someone who is over 40? 50?</p><p>What are you looking for? Young and cheap? Experienced and cheap?&nbsp;</p><p>Money no object? Ivy League School? Man,? Woman?&nbsp;</p><p>Any thoughts?</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/106566119/interview-in-cincy-with-a-e-firm Interview in Cincy with A/E firm Tom Allen 2014-08-14T16:41:27-04:00 >2014-08-18T13:12:59-04:00 <p>Last week I interviewed with a mid-sized A/E firm located near downtown Cincinnati, where I'm originally from. It's for an entry-level architect position. When I was speaking with the Sr. VP of the architecture division, I brought up my registration with NCARB to do IDP hours, as well as the fact that I'm an Associate AIA member. This is my second real interview for a job since I graduated with my M.Arch four years ago. Considering how things have been, and how I haven't given up, despite taking some temporary jobs in the meantime, I feel like this has been an accomplishment.</p><p><br>Anyway, the Sr. VP&nbsp;I met with didn't offer me the position, but was going to take in some more candidates, since he wasn't looking to fill the position right away (not until mid-September). I have sent a thank-you email and card to him just after the interview, and he recommended I contact him every couple weeks. Any other advice to boosting my candidacy?</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/106566118/crime-and-punishment-in-ferguson-mo Crime and Punishment in Ferguson, MO archanonymous 2014-08-14T16:40:39-04:00 >2014-08-18T12:28:31-04:00 <p>I wanted to start an official thread on this instead of cluttering up a thread about actual architecture with off-topic posts.&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bu9CVPGIYAA_tFz.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>If you have not been following this, here are some ways to catch up.</p><p>What set it off:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/08/11/Witnesses-in-Say-Shooting-by-Ferguson-Cop-Unjustified" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/08/11/Witnesses-in-Say-Shooting-by-Ferguson-Cop-Unjustified</a></p><p>Aftermath (tried to get diverse news sources to represent a x-section of political leanings, hence the Brietbart news):</p><p><a href="http://boingboing.net/2014/08/13/ferguson-protesters-hold-peac.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://boingboing.net/2014/08/13/ferguson-protesters-hold-peac.html</a></p><p><a href="http://gawker.com/washington-post-huffpo-reporters-arrested-in-ferguson-1621284034" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://gawker.com/washington-post-huffpo-reporters-arrested-in-ferguson-1621284034</a></p><p><a href="http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/8/13/2nd-shooting-ferguson.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/8/13/2nd-shooting-ferguson.html</a></p><p><a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/2dj1k7/ferguson_police_tear_gas_aljazeera_news_crew_swat" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/2dj1k7/ferguson_police_tear_gas_aljazeera_news_crew_swat</a>/</p><p><a href="http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2014/08/13/What-Al-Sharpton-Has-Done-Right-in-Ferguson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2014/08/13/What-Al-Sharpton-Has-Done-Right-in-Ferguson</a></p><p><a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-28779376" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-28779376</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Looking for a related post on BLDGBLOG about the militarization of public space in America, will update w...</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/106559700/architectural-drafter-position-salary Architectural Drafter Position Salary archmart 2014-08-14T14:38:26-04:00 >2014-08-19T14:32:18-04:00 <p>Hello, I was wondering if $24,000-$27,000 was too low for a full time drafter position in Fort Lauderdale, Fl? I was expecting that an Intern Architect would at least be getting something between $40,000-$50,000. Thanks for any feedback.</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/106557286/list-of-schools-to-apply-to List of schools to apply to chiamakaez 2014-08-14T14:06:05-04:00 >2014-08-19T22:06:44-04:00 <p>Hey everyone, I'm generating a list of schools to apply to and I'm trying o have a mix dream schools and schools i have a better chance of getting in to. Background: BA in Architectural Studies, graduated with a low GPA (below 3.0) but high GRE scores (310-320) and a pretty good portfolio. I have 16 schools so far and want to narrow the list down to 10-12. I'm looking to go to a school that is strong in design, consruction methods and materials, cutting edge, not so interested in research and theory, and takes sustainability seriously (but it doesn't have to be a focal point).. So far, I have,</p><ul><li>Sci-Arc</li><li>UC Berkeley&nbsp;</li><li>U. Cincinnati&nbsp;</li><li>U. Washington&nbsp;</li><li>U Penn</li><li>USC</li><li>Columbia&nbsp;</li><li>Yale</li><li>MIT&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li><li>U. Mich</li><li>UCLA</li><li>Kansas state</li><li>UVA</li><li>Pratt</li><li>Cal Poly SLO</li></ul><p>What do you think? What would you take out or add ased on the info given? Can you tell me anything about these schools from experience? Any help given would be greatly appreciated.. Thanks!!</p>... http://archinect.com/forum/thread/106529189/international-student-jobs International student jobs mengxihe 2014-08-14T05:06:14-04:00 >2014-08-15T04:36:48-04:00 <p>Just a quick question. I'm going to Pratt Institute for architecture. I'm an international student. I want to work in the US when I graduate. Is it particularly hard for an international student to get a job here?</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/106491470/how-much-should-your-portfolio-reflect-your-personality-when-looking-for-work How much should your portfolio reflect your personality when looking for work? David Amdie 2014-08-13T23:40:00-04:00 >2014-08-14T19:04:12-04:00 <p>Hey,&nbsp;this is my first post on this website and was wondering if I can get some advice on which portfolio I should present to employers. The first is rigidly formatted while in the second, the&nbsp;projects are all shuffled and is meant to be held and sifted through.</p><p>1st: &nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://issuu.com/amdie/docs/amdie_portfolio_2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://issuu.com/amdie/docs/amdie_portfolio_2</a></p><p>2nd:&nbsp;<a href="http://issuu.com/amdie/docs/amdie_portfolio_" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://issuu.com/amdie/docs/amdie_portfolio_</a></p><p>I'd really appreciate some feedback on which is more appropriate to present to employers. thanks.</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/106490665/the-are-5-0-transition-explained The ARE 5.0 Transition Explained Young Architect 2014-08-13T17:06:49-04:00 >2014-08-13T22:16:12-04:00 <p>I wrote a blog post explaining how NCARB is transitioning into the new ARE 5.0 from our beloved ARE 4.0.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.youngarchitect.com/ARE50" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.youngarchitect.com/ARE50</a></p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/106478605/tears-of-a-clown Tears of a Clown Carrera 2014-08-13T13:17:56-04:00 >2014-08-14T10:18:44-04:00 <p>I should have published this on Monday but couldn&rsquo;t. As I write this I wonder if the monitors will pass this but I have to try.</p> <p>This is about the sad and tragic passing of Robin Williams, not sad and tragic so much about his comedic genius or his great acting but sad and tragic as to why he died and how. 14.8 Million People suffer with depression in the U.S. and there are 34,000 suicides each year with a high percentage in older Americans.</p> <p>You may suffer with this yourself or know of others suffering silently in their lives. If you do you know that words don&rsquo;t help, sharing suggestions doesn&rsquo;t help. Most medications only skirt the problem leading people to alcohol and drugs.</p> <p>Please take some time today to stop your work, pull your hands away from the keyboard and put them in your lap and look down if just for 15 seconds and reflect on those suffering and pray for them to find peace. If you know someone and sense just a hint that they may be suffering put your arms around their neck ...</p> http://archinect.com/forum/thread/106444886/seeking-m-arch-i-programs Seeking M. Arch I programs... graphemic 2014-08-13T12:23:00-04:00 >2014-08-15T09:30:46-04:00 <p>I received a BA &nbsp;in Anthropology from Reed College in 2013, with the intent of pursuing an M. Arch I a few years after graduation. Well, the time has come and I am drowning in flashy websites and flashier rhetoric.</p><p>I know the rankings, the talk, and the tuitions, yet I am still left with a feeling that I don't really know which program is best for me. I am curious if the community here could suggest ways to "get to know a school" remotely. I plan on visiting NY and California (my geographic preferences) before applying, but want to be doing research now.&nbsp;</p><p>I know my primary weakness is not being willing to sort through marketing rhetoric. I am also not sure how I can "know" what I would like to study, simply because I haven't studied architecture before. Is it simply a matter of slogging through course catalogs and faculty resumes? If, so, did anyone find a helpful way of organizing their research?</p><p>P.S. I currently work as a junior carpenter for a design/build firm, so I am definitely a...</p>