Archinect - Forum 2016-10-25T04:30:41-04:00 US Fall 2017 Aspirants - Profile Evaluation yoooogesh 2016-10-24T22:34:00-04:00 >2016-10-25T02:34:57-04:00 <ol><li><strong>Profile:</strong> <em>Name/Age/Sex/Country</em></li><li><strong>Qualification:</strong> <em>Degree/Years/Country</em></li><li><strong>Experience:&nbsp;</strong>&#8203;<em>Work and Internship</em></li><li><strong>GPA:</strong> <em>4 point scale</em></li><li><strong>GRE:</strong> <em>Quant/Verbal/AWA</em></li><li><strong>TOEFL:</strong></li><li><strong>LOR:</strong></li><li><strong>Portfolio Link:</strong></li><li><strong>Desired degree:&nbsp;</strong></li><li><strong>University:</strong> <em>Applied to or Interested in</em></li><li><strong>Accepted:</strong> <em>Got selected</em></li><li><strong>Rejected:</strong> <em>Got Rejected</em></li><li><strong>Scholarship:</strong><em>&nbsp;Received&nbsp;</em></li><li><em><strong>Comments:&nbsp;</strong></em></li></ol> expressionist architecture archi143 2016-10-24T18:12:00-04:00 >2016-10-25T03:23:28-04:00 <p>HI&nbsp;<br>can anybody help me that how a hospital designed on modernism should be modified into expressionism?<br>how a hospital building looks like a piece of expressionist architecture ?</p> GSD/GSAPP/MIT Admissions???? How hard is it? matty_nin123 2016-10-24T16:02:00-04:00 >2016-10-24T16:23:42-04:00 <p>Hey Guys,</p><p>I'm a senior at NYU majoring in Urban Design and Architecture Studies (humanities based) with a minor in Documentary film. I'm applying to M.Arch. programs and I'd like to get some opinions on whether or not I'm likely to be accepted! &nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>I did the Columbia Intro to Architecture program, I've worked one job in an architecture firm, and I've got a lot of good photography and some drawings. I've got good letters of rec too and I've completed all of the prerequisite courses. &nbsp;Any advice? Should I include artsy pen drawings even if they're not "architectural"?&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>GRE: 158V, 163Q, 5.5W, GPA: 3.816&nbsp;</p> Working with a perfectionist Kozumelle 2016-10-24T11:58:48-04:00 >2016-10-24T21:12:21-04:00 <p>Sorry for another thread but this is very bothersome and I want to resolve it without feeling any guilt. The tables have turn and I am putting my foot in my mouth. I was wrong about my partner. He is not a dud. In fact he is very very sharp. Even though he copies a lot of stuffs from pinterest he works fast and he is a perfectionist. We are having problems because now I have sort of given him the torch to be the leader which was hard. I expected it to make things easier but now I feel like something is wrong with this approach. He choose the drawing style. I am fine with that. He has a good eye. But in 2 instances I have worked for total 6 hours on something and then he sees it and he doesn't like it so I throw it all away. Hours and hours of work. This is not okay!! Why does he get to veto everything I work on? I spent 13 hours in studio yesterday and everything I made was trash because he did not like the design of the diagram I made, the colors, the layout, nothing. Nothin...</p> AXP (IDP) Hours outside the US thompson's gazelle 2016-10-24T00:53:19-04:00 >2016-10-24T09:12:42-04:00 <p>Recently switched offices and trying to figure out the hours for the AXP (former IDP).</p><p>The issue here is there is no one licensed in the states here. If I'm remembering things correctly, there used to be a way you can earn up to half the required hours in a setting without an architect registered in the states.</p><p>Tried to figure out this looking at the new AXP guideline from NCARB, but cannot find the specific conditions relating to this. Anyone familiar with this kind of situation? Please let me know.</p> Learning design/construction with RE investment background REinvestor 2016-10-23T14:18:00-04:00 >2016-10-24T12:46:40-04:00 <p>I work in the acquisitions group at a national institutional real estate investor based in NYC. My favorite deals to work on are development deals, which we usually do in a joint venture format with a development partner. Our partners range from local/regional multifamily groups to national developers like Hines/Related. Our job is to invest equity into the deal while our partner manages the day to day and actual development.</p><p>My goal is to transition to a development shop but I don't want to be just a "deal guy" tasked with acquiring land and negotiating JVs/ debt financing, completely cut out of the project management phase. I am looking to learn more about architecture and construction to help round out my knowledge base. I assume you need to know these things to ever become a competent development manager after all.</p><p>My question to you is, what do you recommend as the most effective and efficient means of doing so?</p><p>Would you think doing a masters in real estate development would prov...</p> Summer intern eastcoast 2016-10-23T00:19:18-04:00 >2016-10-23T10:24:24-04:00 <p>Hello,</p><p>I am a second year student in an undergraduate program. I would like to get an internship for the summer and am trying to get a head start on the process. What is the best possible way to find an internship for the summer. Also what do these intern positions really do. I don't feel like I know enough about architecture yet to really contribute in a meaningful way but Ive heard you don't really do much anyways? I also live in a relatively low scale area so they are mostly all just small firms that don't even want an intern.&nbsp;</p><p>Thanks, E</p> Architectural Axiom/Statement Re-Writes Olaf Dead Nutter_ 2016-10-22T18:31:33-04:00 >2016-10-24T22:08:40-04:00 <p>we all should know - "Form follows function." - Louis Sullivan</p><p>over the years it's become on occasions - Form follows finance. &nbsp;Form follows form., etc...</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Olaf challenges you to change a few, some examples:</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>"The occupation of social media is the first proof of existence</em>." - not Le Corbusier (Ineffable Space)</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>"<em>The computer is understood as a very efficient "tool" which - if properly used - will serve the creative intention as well as the traditional hand tool</em>."- not Laszlo Moholy-Nagy (New Education-Organic Approach)</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>"<em>As for philosophy, it makes an architect high-minded and self-assuming, and renders him snobby, rude, and arrogant with much avariciousness</em>." - &nbsp;not Vitruvius (Education of an Architect #7)</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>"<em>Parametrics not only determines form but is form itself.</em>" - not Mies van der Rohe (With Infinite Slowness Arises the Great Form)</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>"All are architects. Architecture is everything</em>." - not Hans Hollein (Everything is Architecture)</p> Suggestion/critics for portfolio Jora Kasapi 2016-10-22T11:16:00-04:00 >2016-10-22T15:44:48-04:00 <p>Hello,</p><p>I am also new to the forum but I really wanted to try it to get some feedback I think I really need .I &nbsp;just finished &nbsp;my master program and I am in the process of internship applications , but I feel stuck somehow. so I would really appreciate if you could check it and give me an advice on it and if you would have any suggestion on the typology of studios or ateliers I should focus on when applying .I would really appreciate.</p><p>do I maybe need to show more projects and is it not enough architectural? So far I got unpaid internship offers &nbsp;:/</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p><p>Thanks&nbsp;</p><p>J</p> Design management manasachegu 2016-10-22T11:04:00-04:00 >2016-10-22T11:12:09-04:00 <p>Hey all!&nbsp;</p><p>I am planning to shift my career from architecture (pure design) to the management side. I'm a graduate with a BA architecture degree. I was wondering if any of you have have pursued career in design management? Is it similar to project management? I want to remain in the architecture or design field, so if you could help me understand how to go about pursuing design management , it would be really great.</p><p>I was wondering if I should still pursue masters in architecture for licensure, then pursue design management based on professional experience or would companies prefer a management degree in specific?&nbsp;</p><p>Thanks in advance.</p> Some NBC 2010 questions- Canada aim1 2016-10-22T02:59:50-04:00 >2016-10-22T08:51:31-04:00 <p>Hello,</p><p>I have ExAC exam next month (Licensing exam in Canada). So I have few questions regarding NBC 2010. Please see that the answers must be from NBC 2010 only as my exam does not permit any other codes or other versions.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>1) Are &ldquo;Large malls&rdquo; assembly or mercantile occupancy? Stores are Grp E, but if its a mall, where public assembles, would it not be combined Grp A2 &amp; E?</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>2) After determining floor assemblies f.r.r. from 3.2.2.article, we then find Exit, elevators and shafts ratings.</p><p>Does these exit, elevator, shaft rating apply to HORIZONTAL members (like STAIR RUNS) or VERTICAL members (like SHAFT WALLS)?</p><p>e.g <strong>see attached image file "Question 2"</strong>. 5-storey building, sprinklered throughout, 5th &amp; 4th storey are grp C, 3rd &amp; 2nd storey are Grp D &amp; 1st storey is grp. E. Floor assembly ratings are already provided as per 3.2.2. article. The roof rating is 0h because sprinklers are permitted in lieu of roof rating.<img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>So, when I calculate my exit shaft rating by article (which is al...</p> GSAPP open house tracywang0826 2016-10-21T16:11:00-04:00 >2016-10-21T16:11:48-04:00 <p>Anyone going to the GSAPP Columbia Architecture Open House on 10/24 this year?&nbsp;</p> Interior & Exterior Design Program / Software plowcher 2016-10-21T15:50:00-04:00 >2016-10-23T16:06:00-04:00 <p>I&rsquo;m hoping someone here can help me with my quest to find the following:</p><p>Looking to purchase an online interior and exited design program (MAC Compatible if Downloadable) that I can import my architect&rsquo;s dwg file so I can make 3D room layouts, drag and drop furniture, fixtures, tiles, floors, windows, doors, kitchen and bath options, wall colors, etc., through the entire house inside and out.&nbsp; Can you please help direct me to a design program that fits all my requests (especially the dwg upload being most important)?&nbsp; I'm also hoping since this is a one time project and I am not a professional using it for my career, I'd like to find one that is under $250 if possible.</p><p>Thank you to all that can help!</p><p>Regards,</p><p>Phil</p> Jobs/internships for Canadians in Europe tshamoun 2016-10-21T14:17:00-04:00 >2016-10-21T14:17:21-04:00 <p>Hi all,</p><p>I've been toying with the idea of working in Europe for a year as I know some countries offer Young Professionals visas to Canadians, and was hoping you could give me some insight on:</p><ul><li>Firms that may be more likely to hire Canadians on this visa</li><li>Where the language barrier poses less of an issue</li><li>Any similar experience you may have had, or any pearls of wisdom you can offer!</li></ul><p>I currently have almost 2 years of experience working in the U.S.</p><p>Much appreciated!</p><p>Tania</p> Skype with French Architecture Students ! lucasandre 2016-10-21T11:41:00-04:00 >2016-10-21T11:41:53-04:00 <p>Hello every ones !</p><p>Me and my friend are two French architecture students in second year in Strasbourg.<br>We are looking on an english speacker architecture student (From England, USA, Australia or else...)&nbsp;<br>to make a Skype. The goal is to talk about our two experiences of these studies<br>&nbsp;in our two own countries and the life around it. It would be very interesting for us and maybe for you too :)&nbsp;<br>So you can contact me by e-mailing to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.&nbsp;</p><p>We'll enjoy your answers, and we're sorry if there are some mistakes in that text ! :O&nbsp;</p><p>In hope to speak with you soon !</p> looking for an old Eisenman lecture amntb 2016-10-20T19:34:00-04:00 >2016-10-20T19:34:55-04:00 <p>Hello!</p><p>I know that this may be an annoying request but anyway,</p><p>I remember seeing, on the internet &nbsp;a video of a lecture of Peter Eisemsan ( it was organized by students of architecture in the 70s or earlier ) and I Remember that the content was quite good ( he was referring at the end of this video to his venice project ) . This lecture &lt;as on stream from a website &nbsp;If I remember correctly.</p><p>If anyone could help me to get the link ( as I don't find it anymore on google) I would be grateful.&nbsp;</p><p>Yours,</p> Minorities in Corporate Firms BulgarBlogger 2016-10-20T13:34:24-04:00 >2016-10-21T11:09:58-04:00 <p>Does anyone have any information on this? I feel like there are a ton of minorities in the production departments and not too many in the design departments. Just curious...</p> Resume in German freasiero 2016-10-20T12:01:43-04:00 >2016-10-20T18:00:16-04:00 <p>Hi!</p><p>Right now I am working to put my resume in German. I don't know the jargon for the field and was wondering if anyone by chance did?</p><p>Terms for post processing renders, drafting construction documents, schematic sections, their version of ADA, diagrams, iteration.... etc. etc.</p><p>Thank you for any information you might have.</p><p>Olivia</p> Updating Portfolio mbassen 2016-10-18T20:02:00-04:00 >2016-10-19T10:40:56-04:00 <p>Hello,</p><p>As we all know our portfolio is very important, and I have seen many forums on the topic of portfolios.&nbsp;</p><p>I wanted to see what people thought about &nbsp;updating our portfolio over time as we gain experience.&nbsp;</p><p>When I graduated my portfolio at the time consisted of a select few school projects, (about four different project) that all touched on different topics and displayed my different skills and abilities.&nbsp;</p><p>I have been working now since I have graduated and I would like to keep my portfolio up to date and fresh.</p><p>My question is, when updating the portfolio, after about a year and a half of working for a firm, should I still show work that was done in school and add any work examples that I have done while working? Or should it be a portfolio consisting of only work samples?</p><p>I am sure every firm has its own requirements but is there a standard to keeping work up to date?</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Thank you&nbsp;</p> Master in Architecture or interior design ritxi 2016-10-18T13:46:00-04:00 >2016-10-20T23:13:48-04:00 <p>I have done a Barch from India and applying for masters in US. I am interested in pursuing Masters in architecture but with some focus on interior design. Which are the colleges which offer such a program? Or should I only concentrate on one program?</p> Applying to MArch I with major in English smythtimo 2016-10-18T13:27:00-04:00 >2016-10-19T13:46:22-04:00 <p>Is there a chance of getting into Harvard GSD MArch I with a 3.3 GPA, a&nbsp;major in English, and minor in studio art from a top tier school?</p><p>Thanks &nbsp;</p> Found this the other day... pretty sweet wurdan freo 2016-10-18T13:04:57-04:00 >2016-10-18T18:13:06-04:00 <p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>On the website or the kickstarter site they mention $2.5 million=ish needed in funding. They recieved a $1.5 million dollar grant. I wonder how the operating costs work. Does it pay for it self? &nbsp;</p><p>Not sure on the market value of the yield. Any one have any insight?</p><p>One of the founders is an Architect and they're women... so much for holding them back... Just goes to show you, you want something, you believe in it.. fuckin' do it!</p> I need some advice on etiquette for group projects Kozumelle 2016-10-17T22:01:29-04:00 >2016-10-24T11:47:41-04:00 <p>Hello hello</p><p>I want to follow up on the trials and tribulations of my studio project this semester with my partner. Things are okay. But I am struggling in some areas. I have heeded the advice of posters that I was given last time, such as to stop dominating a project and just sit back and let the other person take control and see what I learn from it.</p><p>Okay so I have been trying this strategy. Instead of arguing every point I simply make suggestions and let my partner have ultimate say. And I notice that eventually my ideas pop up again somewhere or the professor sees merit in them.&nbsp;</p><p>I am doing this okay, but I am not very happy about the direction of the project. I am slowly dying of embarassment inside but it is okay. I will let him do what he wants.</p><p>Anyway I have some questions.</p><p>1. My partner likes to do all nighters. But he also starts working several hours later then I do. Is it inappropriate to go home and sleep or do I look like the slacker leaving my partner to work all night even...</p> The Bus no_form 2016-10-17T21:28:47-04:00 >2016-10-18T15:25:19-04:00 <p>Throwing your colleagues under the bus does not do you any favors. <br><br> To the bosses out there, do you know when your minions are shitting on each other to make themselves look good?</p> You've Been Booed - architect version? Olaf Dead Nutter_ 2016-10-17T20:55:21-04:00 >2016-10-21T18:10:06-04:00 <p>someone knocked on my door last night, the wife and kids were out...I answered the door slowly figuring it was them returning, no one there, just a zip lock bag with candy and paper stating -<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> You've Been Booed&nbsp; </a>Went to the front of porch, nothing, no one.</p><p>Wondering what the architect version would be? and if it would be worth doing?</p> Architecture in extreme environments 0L0ID 2016-10-17T16:12:00-04:00 >2016-10-21T23:59:43-04:00 <p>Hi everyone,</p><p>I want to point my architecture career into an unusual direction - habitats for extreme environments. Arctic to be exact. But I'm not sure where to begin. I have about 10 years on and off experience of working in the field. Mostly doing design for Architecture firms and a lot of visualization - an unfortunate side effect of being really good at 3ds Max. I have a B.Arch from Cal Poly Pomona and an M.Arch II from UCLA's SUPRASTUDIO with Greg Lynn. During my time at UCLA we ventured pretty liberally into design with composites, fiberglass fabrication, and robotic arms for making stuff. Which sparked my interest in building where typical materials and conventional means of construction aren't enough.&nbsp;</p><p>The thing is, at the moment I'm working at a fairly conservative architecture firm [ doing renderings as prescribed above^^ :/ ], which designs conventional glass-clad high-rise housing using conventional construction methods, conventional project deliveries, and pays convention...</p> Correct position for beam in relationship to curtain wall. daer 2016-10-17T15:39:49-04:00 >2016-10-20T19:52:25-04:00 <p>This is for a student project.</p><p>I have this curved steel beam that spans from the bottom of the facade to roof as shown in the picture attached. On this facade there is also a curtain wall. The beam runs along the top perimeter of the curtain wall.</p><p>Should the beam be in behind the curtain wall or on top of it?</p><p>I know this is a rookie question but I think that if it is placed behind the curtain wall, cold bridges can be eliminated due to the insulating capacity of the glazing.</p><p>In the picture it has been modelled to sit on top of the curtain wall.</p> Help me construct this facade daer 2016-10-17T08:19:40-04:00 >2016-10-17T19:03:49-04:00 <p>I have developed a conceptual design for a student project. (pictures 1,2,3,5). The building sits on the edge of a riverbank.</p><p>The facade is clad in metal plates and extends into becoming the roof. I want this to resemble the ARCAM Centre in Amsterdam.(picture 8)</p><p>I have come up with 2 structural solutions.</p><p>1) A curved steel frame (like the one in pictures 6,7) that would sit on the external side supporting the facade-roof and with the floor slabs fixed on the frame.</p><p>2) Support the floors on a heavyweight concrete structure (piles, columns, slabs, load-bearing walls) and then construct the facade-roof as an lightweight reinforced concrete shell (perhaps sprayed concrete) that would be fixed on top.</p><p>In case that a steel frame is needed, would you place a concrete layer on top or just the cladding?</p><p>I know this isn't a comprehensive and reliable structural appraisal but I just need a few ideas.</p> Space Research Center Architectural design resources bilalkashkash 2016-10-17T08:00:00-04:00 >2016-10-17T09:37:50-04:00 <p>Hi Guys :&nbsp;</p><p>I am an architecture student , I need help for finding &nbsp;some resource to design space research center like site plans , H.plans ,main buildings ,or any design resource that could help me , Thanx a lot.</p> M.Arch - USA, English // Europe, Professor collour 2016-10-17T07:00:02-04:00 >2016-10-17T07:00:02-04:00 <p>Hi.</p><p>I'm 5th year B.arch student and ready for graduation soon.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Since few years ago, I've wanted to learn and thought about master course of architecture in top school, USA. Also, I've already studied toefl, had a score(but a little less than 100) and worked my portfolio, etc)</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Why I want to study in top school, USA is just a reason that USA is in english (because my country's language is not in english and I don't want to learn other languages except english, chinese, spanish, etc) and it is possible to have good chances to learn from famous architects or profs and have good relationships between world-competitive students. That's all.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>However, I;ve interested in Japanese architects during my studio life such as SANAA, Sou Fujimoto, Toyo Ito, Junya Ishigami..etc and studied a lot of things about them.(architectural thinking, concept, detail, form, etc.. like relationship oriented architecture). And I found that Sejima started a professor in University of Applied Arts Vienna. It was in...</p>