Archinect - Forum 2017-02-24T19:35:41-05:00 BIG and OMA time to get reply about application Mies91 2017-02-24T18:14:26-05:00 >2017-02-24T19:08:55-05:00 <p>Hi, I was wondering how much time it usually takes for BIG and OMA to reply to interesting online applications for setting up an interview.</p> dieangewandte Institute of Architecture - M.Arch ANNAch 2017-02-24T15:19:00-05:00 >2017-02-24T15:19:37-05:00 <p>hello,</p><p>I am planning to apply and if anyone has any experience with this program would be helpful if they share it.</p><p>and i am curious if it is too selective or not?</p> AIA stand on immigration gruen 2017-02-24T09:19:11-05:00 >2017-02-24T09:19:11-05:00 <p>OK, honestly I feel this is really weak. AIA takes a centrist stance on immigration, on the one hand "stop those who want to hurt us" and on the other hand allow immigration if useful for business. The truth is that immigrants cannot become architects in our country, unless they are US educated - even when their home countries provide superior education (IE: Germany). If the AIA was serious, they'd be working with NCARB to provide a real path to allow immigrants to become US licensed architects. This letter is clearly an attempt for the AIA to clean up the mess they made when they wrote the original puff piece to work with Trump, and this letter takes no real stance against the new immigration policies of the Trump administration. A better title for this article would be "Where we stand: right on top of the fence"</p><p><a href=";utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_content=2417158123&amp;utm_campaign=108710517" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_content=2417158123&amp;utm_campaign=108710517</a></p>... Abstract: The Art of Design on Netflix. Watch it. Donna Sink 2017-02-23T21:02:07-05:00 >2017-02-23T22:50:49-05:00 <p>I know I sound like a fan girl but seriously: go watch this series. Especially for us, of course, the episode on Bjarke Ingels, but the entire series is an amazing and fun peek into the work process of creative designers. We will ALL find things to relate to in every episode, I promise.</p><p>The series is here:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p><p>and we interview Morgan Neville, producer and director, on Sessions here:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p><p>There has been a big buzz about this series in the architecture world and it is well-deserved. My teenage son has been entranced by them, and I watch them with a big smile on my face!<br><br>Some of my favorite moments:<br><br>-when Bjarke talks about the pond behind his house being a barrier, until it freezes over, when suddenly it becomes a connector<br>-when Es Devlin talks about starting with a blank sheet of paper on a blank su...</p> Architecture recession in LA this year? Measure S makingspace 2017-02-23T12:20:24-05:00 >2017-02-23T14:03:07-05:00 <p>LA people, any thoughts about Measure S? &nbsp;Concerns/Thoughts on your business or job?&nbsp;</p> How do you survive with rent in LA while attending grad school? Napoleon Ordaz 2017-02-23T10:32:21-05:00 >2017-02-23T14:16:05-05:00 <p>To those who are attending, how do you guys survive or make a living out there to pay rent while attending grad school [SCI ARC/USC] ?&nbsp;</p> help with an assignment yazZ 2017-02-23T01:36:32-05:00 >2017-02-24T11:39:54-05:00 <p>anyone to offer a text about what is 'architectural discourse'?</p> Work in Asia redumbrella 2017-02-22T16:49:00-05:00 >2017-02-23T10:22:29-05:00 <p>Hello, Long time lurker here and finally have a question.&nbsp;</p><p><br>I am a master graduate currently working and living in dublin. working in a small practice and we do a lot of public cultural buildings/public realm. I am hoping to make a big move to asia (japan, india, etc) at some point in 2017 and i am wondering what are the best countries for work/opportunities/prospects for young architects &nbsp;and any experience in sending out portfolios etc would be appreciated.</p><p>THANKS</p> Process question regarding flow of information sideMan 2017-02-22T15:00:00-05:00 >2017-02-23T14:01:04-05:00 <p>I am a drafter. Why does there have to be somebody, let us say a Project Manager, that basically just repeats everything that the Architect just told them (minus a couple of key points) instead of the Architect just telling me directly. It seems that it would be much more efficient. Am I missing something?</p> Seeking insight for exhibition design internship LaFamilia 2017-02-21T19:18:46-05:00 >2017-02-21T19:19:00-05:00 <p>Hi folks,</p><p>I'm a m.arch student a Rice with a B.A. in art history. I'm looking to fuse my undergrad and graduate education into a multidisciplinary internship this summer, and I'm really drawn to exhibition design. I would also be interested in art work fabrication, but am less interested in architectural installations. I have three and a half years of experience as a job captain at a residential firm in San Francisco, so I'd really like to put that experience to use and get my hands dirty with some details and construction documents. Does anyone know of any firms that I should look into?</p><p>Many thanks !</p> Rubber Stamping - Illegal BulgarBlogger 2017-02-21T17:03:10-05:00 >2017-02-22T05:45:04-05:00 <p>Just found this:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><br>(Read section about &ldquo;rubber stamping.&rdquo;)</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><br>(Scroll down to &sect; 29.3* General provisions for design professions.)</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>/</p> Renaming 3D files for posting on a website kwark 2017-02-21T12:10:47-05:00 >2017-02-22T00:40:16-05:00 <p>I post files to websites, including Revit and Sketchup files, but I do not know the workings of either software package. The files I have to post are zip files that were created, named &amp; zipped years ago (2013 I think) to match the company website's product structure. Now I am posting them to a new website with a slightly restructured product tree. Can I unzip all of the files, rename them and rezip them to more closely match the new product structure, without rendering the files useless?</p><p>My fear is that there may be something within the files themselves that are tied to the original file names. (I do not have Revit and cannot open the files.)</p> Essential Skills required for Canadian graduate architecture program smileandshine 2017-02-21T06:43:27-05:00 >2017-02-21T12:30:10-05:00 <p>Hello Everyone</p><p>I am interested to know about your experiences and difficulties faced in M.arch program.</p><p>What skills should i brush up before entering in the program ?</p><p>I am good with 2D drafting software autocad and other some presentations software like Photoshop and indesign. As far as 3D software are concerned i am not very efficient in that and not at all with rendering. I have always used sketches in my submissions. In my undergraduate thesis also i did a basic google sketch model, printed views and did a detail hand rendering.</p><p>Canadian Architecture portfolios are full of rendered images. Is it essential to learn Rhino and others. What other software should i learn ?</p><p>Also In M.arch program do you make models with hand or use a 3D printer? And does students have to pay extra for using these services?</p><p>What other expense do you have in architectural schools apart from other usual expense.</p><p>Also please suggest what are the important tricks to do well in the program</p><p>I'm looking forward to you...</p> Question Regarding Fair Housing Act Required 2% Parking lobsterwithpingpongball 2017-02-21T02:54:00-05:00 >2017-02-23T00:09:39-05:00 <p><strong>Context:</strong></p><p>Multi-family building</p><p>4 stories with elevator</p><p>8 units total</p><p>8 required parking spaces (private)</p><p>No visitor parking required</p><p>No public site amenities provided</p><p>To be constructed in Massachusetts&nbsp;</p><p>The Fair Housing Act states "&nbsp;a minimum of two percent of the parking spaces serving covered dwelling units be made accessible and be located on an accessible route. "</p><p><strong>Question:</strong></p><p><strong>If I have 8 required private parking spaces, and FHA requires 2% of all parking spaces be accessible, do I need to round up and provide a minimum of one accessible parking space?</strong></p><p><strong>Or does this rule suggest that I only need one accessible parking space only after I surpass 50 parking spaces?</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Been trying to google this for half an hour, cannot find an answer to my question. Please help!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Thanks</p> 15 of NYC's Ugliest Buildings Erik Evens 2017-02-20T22:32:49-05:00 >2017-02-24T11:13:26-05:00 <p>15 of NYC's Ugliest Buildings, as voted by Curbed readers:<br><br> <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> Architecture for the four legged friend: Our Dog Napoleon Ordaz 2017-02-20T13:11:00-05:00 >2017-02-24T16:49:52-05:00 <p>How can architecture start to encompass other natural elements besides the human scale? We cannot forget that we are part of the environment. We do not see the environment behind a glass window, we are living in it...</p> Sward go do it 2017-02-20T03:59:05-05:00 >2017-02-22T08:00:43-05:00 <p>I looked up the<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> definition</a> of sward and this was the example of it in use:</p><p>&nbsp;"It was a blind and despairing rush by the collection of men in dusty and tattered blue, over a green&nbsp;<em>sward</em>&nbsp;and under a sapphire sky, toward a fence, dimly outlined in smoke, from behind which spluttered the fierce rifles of enemies." &mdash; Stephen Crane,&nbsp;<em>The Red Badge of Courage</em>, 1895</p><p>I have never got around to reading "The Red Badge of Courage" but it is my next book for sure.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Queries for M.arch in Canada after B.arch from India smileandshine 2017-02-20T01:48:00-05:00 >2017-02-23T10:01:04-05:00 <p>Hello Everyone</p><p>I am Architect from India applying for Architectural graduate Programs in Canada. After completing graduate program and gaining a work experience of around 2 years in Canada i would eventually want to settle in India only.</p><p>I have applied to these five universities - U Waterloo, Mcgill, Carelton, Ryerson and U of Manitoba.</p><p>I have few questions related to these universities and programs.</p><p>1. U Waterloo and Mcgill are among the best but how would you rank other three?</p><p>2. Mcgill has a non thesis program for 3 terms(Fall, winter,Fall) will this program be considered as a valid M.arch program in India ?</p><p>3. Waterloo demands higher language proficiency score (7.5 IELTS) for Architecture graduate program though mine is 7. I have applied to M.arch Water which is a relatively new program. Will they even consider my application?</p><p>4.Can we compare Architectural School in India (CEPT, SPA) vs in Canada (Carelton,Manitoba,Ryerson) for a graduate program</p><p>5.Which university can provide me bette...</p> Advice on How to shade Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, Southeast Side? pleiades 2017-02-20T00:35:00-05:00 >2017-02-24T11:09:17-05:00 <p>Helo everyone!</p><p>I'm trying to learn about shading buildings, and in the books I've read, they always talk about the North, West, East and South side but never the&nbsp;Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, Southeast side.</p><p>Climate is tropical savanna</p><p>Latitude is 14</p><p>What i know so far</p><p>North/South horizontal shading device</p><p>East/West Block if possible, Vertical + horizontal shading device</p><p>I like to ask for some advice on what to do with these sides (NW,NE,SE,SW)?</p><p>Do i based this on the North/South or the East/West?</p><p>TIA!</p> which job offer to take after m.arch? sansoon 2017-02-19T15:15:00-05:00 >2017-02-23T17:15:30-05:00 <p>Hi everyone,</p><p>I'm in a bit of a dilemma as my graduation from my M.Arch degree creeps ever closer. I currently have two offers for employment from very different companies; the first is a well-known Canadian design firm, the other a large multinational AE firm- both located in Toronto.</p><p>The salary difference between the two offers is not insignificant; the AE firm is offering 15k more, along with many other incentives. I have several summers worth of internship experience at design-focused offices, both domestically and internationally, as well as a year of co-op during my undergraduate degree.</p><p>Aside from the financial aspect, is there any reason not to go for the higher paying position? My experience in the Canadian market is that the projects are fiscally conservative, and limited in terms of design potential.</p><p>If my end goal is to have a practice, will the experience at one place or the other really matter?</p> interior windows with exterior decorative glass curtain emcruz 2017-02-18T17:04:00-05:00 >2017-02-20T18:35:26-05:00 <p>Hi,</p><p>I'm new here and i was hoping if anyone can help me regarding windows. I am currently designing a villa with a glass curtain window. The client wanted to have a normal window in the interior and then on the exterior this glass curtain. i am doing the working drawings and wanted to get some idea on how to go about it. can anyone please help me? i would really appreciate this a lot.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>on the image is what i'm working on. Btw, what is this installation/window called? :)</p> M. Sc. Architecture! SIX course death semesters: possible? Pandekage 2017-02-18T14:02:59-05:00 >2017-02-18T18:08:10-05:00 <p>Hi there! I'm starting my second semester M.Sc. Architecture. So due to some scheduling snafus (don't ask how) I would need to take two semesters of six courses each, and would love some honest feedback about the reality I'm facing. For one semester, this means one design studio and one city planning studio (in a group). One of the six classes per semester can be an easy elective. In addition to that, I'm also working part-time at a design firm, for a total of sixteen hours weekly.</p><p>My goals are to graduate on time, so technically I COULD take an extra semester, but that means money down the drain. I have no social life, so nothing lost in that regard. I plan on investing a decent amount of time on a good studio project, and not just to pass (except for the City Planning studio, I can't care less about that one). I think my discipline is decent, and can focus on timelines and manage time adequately.</p><p>So - brutally honest thoughts, and perhaps stories of similar experiences? I can also p...</p> Design Help DimSum 2017-02-18T11:04:00-05:00 >2017-02-18T12:15:57-05:00 <p>What could be a good material choice for a pop up restaurant? I was thinking something a long the lines of shipping containers or corrugated sheets. But I think these would be difficult to form in complex structures such as origami. What do you think?</p><p>Thanks</p> has anyone tried or shifted to Themepark Architecture? cipyboy 2017-02-18T10:46:49-05:00 >2017-02-21T22:57:12-05:00 <p>I have recently been called for an interview for a major themepark / resort company (architectural concept) and have started contemplating whether I should go on and try to explore this realm. I have been doing architectural work all of my career and would want to familiarize myself with the process. Living in Central Fl (Orlando, duh) also makes this move a bit feasible. &nbsp;</p><p>Has anyone done this? and if so, are there resources out there that could get me started? Thanks.</p> A challenge to Architects - Find a better doorstop marksellar 2017-02-17T15:42:00-05:00 >2017-02-20T11:35:58-05:00 <p>Architects and designers alike - I am looking to see if you have seen, specified or know-of a doorstop solution/hold-open device that will out perform the 'Fantom Doorstop' in looks and functionality? &nbsp;</p><p>Have any of you used or know of any creative doorstop solutions?</p><p>Thanks!</p> Any financial aid for summer schools like GSSAP Jo Jo 2017-02-17T15:15:00-05:00 >2017-02-17T16:00:06-05:00 <p>Hi all,</p><p>Does anyone know if any of the summer schools ( Sci-Arc, GSSAP, GSD, UCLA...) offers financial aid or other sources of supporting? I'm quite worried about the cost regarding the program cost and housing.&nbsp;</p><p>Thanks!</p><p>Kaile</p> Does one have to be license architect to practice architecture in US? earth 2017-02-17T12:46:57-05:00 >2017-02-17T20:27:21-05:00 <p>I was wondering, in any case, in United States:</p><p>Does one have to be licensed architect to practice architecture in US?</p><p>Is getting a M. Arch degree a must or requirement to get the license?</p><p>How about if someone have the degree in MS. Arch, or even Ph.D related to architecture? Can they be qualified to get the license to practice?</p><p>What would be other conditions? Do they have to have working or internship experience for 2 years to get the license?</p><p>Please respond to these using a layman casual words, and not simply just give me a link to a website without explaining them in your own words.</p><p>Thank you very much in advance.</p> worth taking Masters in UK(part2) without part1? breakit 2017-02-17T10:42:00-05:00 >2017-02-17T14:46:28-05:00 <p>Hey guys,</p><p>I have a BA in architecture, outside UK or Europe.&nbsp;</p><p>I was thinking about applying for Masters, maybe get RIBA part2 and take some kind of an examination for part1 afterwards? (is that possible?)</p><p>I really don't want to come back to this country full of a mess so I hope to get a job wherever I do my masters, hopefully in the UK.&nbsp;</p><p>I was wondering though, if it would be okay to just take a degree course without the RIBA2, and still be okay to get a job. (Not acknowledging the fact that it's super hard to get a visa sponsorship.) It just seems like it's too much extra work to get all those accreditation.&nbsp;</p><p>Would I still be able to work in a firm without RIBAs?&nbsp;</p><p>How's the industry in the UK?&nbsp;</p> When did you hear back from M.Arch programs? paigegibson 2017-02-16T15:31:18-05:00 >2017-02-18T01:49:50-05:00 <p>If you are currently in a M.Arch program, when did you start hearing back from schools?&nbsp;</p> University of Buffalo M.Arch? 420g 2017-02-16T11:11:00-05:00 >2017-02-16T11:11:54-05:00 <p>I might be interested in going to the university of buffalo for the M.arch program, can anyone comment about their experience there?</p><p>Is this a good school for architecture?</p>